AB de Villiers reacts to Warne’s attempt to raise funds for Bushfire appeal
Legendary Australian bowler Shane Warne has now announced that he would be auctioning off his ‘baggy green’ cap to increase the much-needed funds for the Bushfire appeal, thus it will help those affected by the raging fire in large parts of the country. The ‘baggy green’ is nothing but a cricket cap which has been sported by Australian Test cricketers. This cap is deemed to be a national pride in Australia.
The cap is likely to fetch 500,000 Australian dollars. After bidding started on Monday, the top bid reached up to 275,000 Aussie dollars in just two hours. The demands have been so high that the website itself got crashed with bids coming almost every minute.
“The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief. The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed, and over 500 million animals have died too,” Warne wrote on Instagram.
“Everyone is in this together, and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has lead me to auction of my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my test career (when I wasn’t wearing my white floppy hat).
I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need. Please go to the link in my bio and make a bid & help me to donate a big cheque ! Thankyou so much #australianbushfires,” added Warne.
The former Aussie leg-spinner further attached a link of the website on Twitter and then simply wrote, “Please bid here.”
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2020
Seeing this, former South African captain AB de Villiers labelled Warne’s attempt to help the less fortunate ones as ‘Special Stuff.’
Special stuff! https://t.co/7VJgk4CsGo
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 6, 2020