Former cricketers hail Shane Warne for auctioning his ‘Baggy Green’ cap for bushfire victims
The devastation caused by the bushfires has left damage to life and property and prominent Australian cricketers are now coming forward in any which way that they can.
Updated - Jan 7, 2020 4:56 pm
Natural travesties are the environment’s way of warning human beings about the repercussions of mishandling. Human beings have been taking the environment for granted for a long time. Time and again we have seen the repercussions. We have seen that in the form of thick dense smog in Delhi and now we are seeing in the form of the deadly bushfires that are plaguing Australia for the past two months now.
The Australian state of New South Wales has seen itself engulf into the deadly bushfires that have proceeded to wipe out half a billion of wildlife. More than six million hectares [15 million acres] and around 24 people have died. With innumerable damage to property and human life, people are being evacuated from nearby towns.
The devastation caused by the bushfires has left damage to life and property and prominent Australian cricketers are now coming forward in any which way that they can. Another heartwarming gesture that has come from former champion leg-spinner Shane Warne.
The first-ever bowler to scalp 700 wickets, the Australian legend announced on the final day of the New Year Test at the SCG that he would be auctioning his coveted ‘baggy green’ to raise funds for all those who have been affected by the deadly blazes of the bushfires.
Shane Warne’s gesture of auctioning his ‘Baggy Green’ is earning him a lot of plaudits
Warne took to social media accounts where he posted, “The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief. The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all.”
In his post, the champion leg-spinner also announced his plans of auctioning off the Baggy Green. “Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has to lead me to auction off my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my test career.” Warne wrote on his social media accounts.
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2020
Baggy Green is the ultimate prize for any budding Australian cricketer, and even though Warne may have had a different view of the cap during his playing days, his decision to auction it is gardening him a plethora of praise from former and current cricketers on social media.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Special stuff! https://t.co/7VJgk4CsGo
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 6, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 6, 2020
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) January 6, 2020
Well done warnie x https://t.co/Ec9FPcdUuZ
— Darren Gough (@DGoughie) January 6, 2020
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) January 6, 2020
This is incredible .. My bid is 25k Aussie Dollars .. 👍 https://t.co/ByOkzJDkGO
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 6, 2020