England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has decided to auction the jersey he wore in the 2019 World Cup final to raise funds for equipment that could help those affected by Covid-19.
The long-sleeved jersey that Buttler was wearing when he famously clipped the bails and ran out Martin Guptill off the final ball of the World Cup, has now been put up on eBay to raise funds, as cricketers continue to do their part to fight the ravaging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Link to auction in my bio. pic.twitter.com/ODN9JY4pk1
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020
Buttler posted a video on Twitter, pledging his support for two specialist heart and lung hospitals by donating the jersey, autographed by all the members of the triumphant squad.
As of 3 am GMT on April 1, the jersey had collected 158 bids, with the amount standing at £65,700. TV personality Piers Morgan took to Twitter to state he had bid £10,000.
Buttler’s teammates have also been doing their part for the cause. On Tuesday, Sam Billings had his head shaved to raise money for the NHS.