To help the hospitals treating coronavirus, England’s Jos Buttler is auctioning the jersey he wore in last year’s dramatic World Cup finale. The 29-year wicketkeeping-batsman played a pivotal role in England’s thrilling victory over New Zealand last year in the finals of the ICC World Cup. He knocked off the bails during the super over and it resulted in Martin Guptil’s wicket at the very last ball of the match.
On Tuesday, Jos Buttler took on his social media account and said that he would be posting the jersey, signed by all members of the World Cup-winning squad on eBay. All proceeds will go to the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospital’s charity.
Buttler said, “As we all know, hospitals, doctors, nurses and the NHS are all doing quite an incredible job at the moment.”
He further added that in the weeks and months to come they are going to need our support even more.
Last week, in preparation for the COVID-19 outbreak, the charity of the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals, specialized in lung and heart conditions.
Buttler concluded by saying, “To help with their fundraising effort I’m going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of the squad.”
British television personality Piers Morgan submitted a bid of 10,000 pounds but the value of the shirt had soon passed the 12,000-pound mark.
Cricket, like other sports, has seen the global spread of coronavirus brings a shuddering halt to its fixture program.