Jos Buttler’s WC winning jersey raises £65,100 for charity
Jos Buttler’s name as an English cricketer will always be remembered. Those who brought the World Cup title for England for the first time in their history in 2019, Buttler was one of them. This time, the wicket-keeper has set a great example by auctioning off his World Cup final jersey to support the fight against coronavirus.
This jersey is a bit of cricket history as Buttler wore this jersey when he ran out Martin Guptill in the super over in the final of World Cup 2019 to bring the historic World Cup trophy for his country, that too on home soil. The shirt is also autographed by players of the English squad.
Buttler has auctioned his final shirt for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, raising an amazing £65,100 to help fighting COVID-19. The reaction was monstrous and 82 bids were made before the 7.30pm cutoff time on Tuesday, with the winner dishing out £65,100.
These two hospitals (Royal Brompton & Harefield) will have the proper equipment with that money needed to save the lives of patients with fatal coronavirus.
Earlier, Buttler chose to put his historic shirt – which will perpetually hold a spot in English cricket history – on eBay seven days prior to fund-raise for two expert heart and lung centers managing the coronavirus emergency.
Cricketers all over the world have come forward to help in this crisis. Among these, Buttler’s implausible step to auction his memorable jersey will be remembered by the whole world for many times surely.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 7, 2020