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The terrifying bushfires in Australia have left everyone in disbelief. Australian bushfires have been spreading fast since September 2019 and the devastating impact these raging fires are having on countless people is unimaginable. Several lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and millions of animals died.

While many expressed grief over the current situation there were others who did their bit by chipping in with much-needed contribution for the bushfire victims. The fires shocked the world and triggered unconditional support from celebrities, athletes and leaders across the world.

Jeff Thomson's Baggy Green And Vest To Fetch Money For Australian Bushfire Victims
Jeff Thomson. Credits: Twitter

Recently, spin wizard Shane Warne announced he will be auctioning his Baggy Green to increase the funds. It will help those affected by the fire in large parts of the country. Australian players Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D’Arcy Short also said that they will donate AUD 250 each for every six they hit in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) to support the bushfire victims.

Jeff Thomson to raise money for bushfire victims

Meanwhile, Australian fast bowling great has now joined a growing list of cricketers, who are raising money for the bushfire victims. Thomson has now decided to auction his valuable ‘Baggy Green’ cap including cricket vest to raise funds for the victims of the ongoing bushfire crisis in the country. The two precious items will go under the hammer through Lloyds Auctions Bushfire Relief Auction.

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“I don’t have much of my memorabilia left, so these two items are quite rare and special,” Thomson was quoted as saying by

The ‘baggy green’ is a cricket cap which was worn by Australian Test cricketers. This cap is recognised as a national pride in Australia. “It’s hard to say what these pieces may go for, but I just hope that they can raise some decent funds that will really make a difference for all of those in need right now,” he added.

It is worth mentioning here that Jeff Thomson played in a grand era where Australia’s Test cricketers were handed a cap at the start of every series or tour, instead of one cap each cricketer keeps for life.

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