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‘Words cannot describe how shattered I am’ – Shane Watson on Australia bushfire crisis

Shane Watson shared some heartbreaking images from the blaze on his Instagram account.

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Shane Watson. (Photo Source: Instagram)

The Australian continent is currently ravaged with bushfires that have wreaked havoc as millions of acres have been torched and entire homes have been swallowed by flames. More than 20 people have lost their lives. About half a billion animals have been killed in New South Wales by one estimate. And the country’s summer is only just beginning.

People have been displaced and animals were slaughtered in an attempt of escaping the flames, with some begging shelter at the homes of people who live nearby and have received help. Famous animal activist Steve Irwin’s family carried on his legacy as they have saved more than 90,000 animals from the blazes, while close to 2,700 firefighters are helping put out the flames all over Australia.

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Shane Watson appeals for donations

Australian cricketers have been doing their bit with Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn and D’Arcy Short donating $250 each to the bush fire relief fund for every six they hit in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). University of Sydney professor Chris Dickman revealed that 480 million animals have died so far, and he fears that the mortality rate is far higher.

Meanwhile, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson shared some heartbreaking images from the blaze on his Instagram account with a caption reading, “Words cannot describe how shattered I am to see the country that I love so much continue to burn out of control. My heart goes out to all of the families who have been devastated by the fires and it truly is so sad to see so much of Australia’s incredible wildlife continue to get wiped out.”

“I am in awe of all of the firefighters who continue to put their lives at risk to save so many others. Thank you. The true human spirit kicks in now and we have to all dig deep to help out anyone we can who’s lives has been changed forever.Please tap on the first photo to see just a few of the amazing organizations who need our help. Take care everyone. #australianbushfires”

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Words cannot describe how shattered I am to see the country that I love so much continue to burn out of control. My heart goes out to all of the families who have been devastated by the fires and it truly is so sad to see so much of Australia’s incredible wildlife continue to get wiped out. I am in awe of all of the firefighters who continue to put their lives at risk to save so many others. Thank you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 The true human spirit kicks in now and we have to all dig deep to help out anyone we can who’s lives have been changed forever. Please tap on the first photo to see just a few of the amazing organisations who need our help. Take care everyone. 💕💕💕 #australianbushfires

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One of cricket’s all-time greatest players Shane Warne has already auctioned off his baggy green Test cap in order to raise funds for the victims of Australian bushfires and managed to collect funds of $315 thousand in just around two hours.

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