Australia’s destructive Bushfire has caused ripples of pain across the globe. And while several celebrities have done their bit to ease the situation, the latest in line to support the country’s rehabilitation is Aussie cricketer Shane Warne, who recently auctioned his iconic ‘Baggy Green’ cap to help the victims of the catastrophe.
Wow ! Absolutely blown away. Thankyou so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/t2HKhNvB3U
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 8, 2020
Yes, that’s right! The legendary cap reads No.350 as the leg-spinner is the 350th player to play for the Australian Test side and was worn by him throughout his 145-test career for Australia (during which he took 708 wickets with his spin bowling). Considered the cricketer’s most prized possession, the cap comes with an autographed certificate of authenticity and has gone on to fetch a staggering $511,000 in the sale.
The ‘Baggy Green’ wonder is also touted to be a once-in-a-lifetime piece of cricket memorabilia. So much so that Warne’s auction website is said to have crashed in the first 15 minutes of it going live, with millions of bids flowing in for the cap. In 2003, a similar cap belonging to Australia’s most revered cricketer – Sir Donald Bradman, had commanded a cool AU of $425,000. As for Warne’s ‘Baggy Green’ cap, proceeds from its sale will entirely be donated towards helping the bushfire victims across the country.
As of posting this story, the bidding has reached AU $860,5000.