The bushfire in Australia has been one of the biggest talking points in the world right now, and it has killed an uncountable number of animals. A lot of Australian cricketers are talking about the bushfire, and also raising funds for the same. The latest to join that list is a spin legend, Shane Warne. On Monday, Warne put one of his caps for auction to raise funds for the victims of the ugly fire.
Warne made the announcement by posting a statement on his twitter handle during the third Test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG here.
“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,” he said in the statement.
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2020
“Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has led me to auction my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my Test career.
“I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need,” the 50-year-old former leg-spinner added.
Among other famous players who have been raising funds are Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, and D’Arcy Short. All of them have announced that they will donate AUD 250 each for every six they hit in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) as a part of the fundraiser.
Hey Guys, for every six I hit in this years Big Bash League I will donate $250 towards the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. It is special to see so many athletes from various sports getting in behind the real heroes who are fighting to save lives and properties around our country 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9MVwNg81GE
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) January 2, 2020
Coming back to the deadly fire, the rain has fallen in fire-ravaged parts of Australia but officials have warned that blazes will return soon again. The country has always experienced bushfires but the situation this year is devastating and reports suggest that the fire might go on for weeks and even months.