England’s Jos Buttler Is Auctioning World Cup Final Shirt To Fight Coronavirus
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ charity.
England’s Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is the latest celebrity to join in the fight against coronavirus.The cricketer has announced that he will auction his shirt from England’s 2019 World Cup final victory. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ charity.
Fans can bid for the iconic Jos Buttler shirt on the auction website ebay to help raise funds for coronavirus relief. In a Twitter video, Buttler shared that the shirt will be signed by all the players from England’s World Cup squad.
“As we all know, hospitals, doctors, nurses and the NHS are all doing quite an incredible job at the moment,” said Buttler. “And in the weeks and months to come they are going to need our support even more.”
The highest bid for the shirt has gone over $80,000.
Joss Buttler had a phenomenal run during England’s exciting victory over New Zealand in the final at Lords last year. He scored a half-century and run out Martin Guptill off the final ball of the super over. Buttler could have been a part of IPL 2020 playing with Rajasthan Royals. However, the event was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to Visa restrictions, no foreign players would’ve been available to play in the league had it gone ahead. While it was previously scheduled to take place on March 29th, it has been postponed until April 15th. Rajasthan Royals CEO Ranjit Barthakur has said that the franchise would be open to a short IPL event with just Indian players.
Buttler was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to cricket.