England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has raised about 65,000 pounds (USD 80,000) to help counter coronavirus by auctioning off his World Cup Final jersey. Buttler’s jersey, which he wore while completing the last-ball run-out that saw England win against New Zealand at Lord’s last year was sold to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in London for specialist heart and lung centers.
Buttler, who had hit a fifty and batted in the Super Over earlier in the showpiece match put his long-sleeve jersey up for sale on eBay a week ago.
The shirt had drawn 82 bids by the time the auction closed on Tuesday, with the winner paying 65,100 pounds.
Buttler then expressed his views, “It’s a very special shirt but I think it takes on extra meaning with it being able to hopefully, go to the emergency cause.”
The global pandemic has claimed over 81,978 lives with over 1,425,932 confirmed cases all over the world.