Jos Buttler, who played a perfect second fiddle to Ben Stokes in the World Cup final, auctioned his shirt to raise 65,000 pound, to aide fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the United Kingdom, 55000 people have contacted the fatal virus.
It has caused at least 6,159 deaths and the situation is getting bad to worse in the country. British prime minister Boris Johnson, who initially reported mild symptoms, has also been moved to Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Jos Buttler to donate for noble cause
Amid all this, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has decided to donate for a noble cause. His contribution in the World Cup 2019 final was special. In the thrilling final, the historic shirt, was a part of Buttler claiming a run-out off the final delivery.
The money raised from the auction will be donated to specialist heart and lung centres provided by the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in London.
Jos Buttler put his shirt on eBay last week
Jos Buttler put his long-sleeved shit to auction on eBay last week. He chose the well-known e-commerce site as it would be easier for the buyers to claim their bid. According to reports, by the time the auction closed on Tuesday, the shirt had attracted 82 bids with the winner paying 65,100 pound.
Buttler, had said, “It’s a very special shirt but I think it takes on extra meaning with it being able to hopefully go to the emergency cause.”
In the crisis situation, cricketers from across the globe have come up in unison and doing their bit, for the relief funds of their respective nations. Besides this, they are also spreading messages of social-distancing through social media and keeping their fans aware.