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Jos Buttler to auction World Cup-winning shirt to raise funds for hospitals

PTI
Published : Apr 1, 2020, 12:31 pm IST
Updated : Apr 1, 2020, 12:31 pm IST

England player also tagged Indians Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Australian Steve Smith and teammate Eoin Morgan to spread the message

Jos Buttler with his treasured England jersey.
 Jos Buttler with his treasured England jersey.

London: England's flamboyant batsman Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore during their World Cup-winning final last year, to raise funds for hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video message posted on Twitter late Tuesday night, Buttler said the shirt would be auctioned to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity.

 

"As we all know, hospitals, doctors, nurses and the NHS are all doing quite an incredible job at the moment. And in the weeks and months to come they are going to need our support even more," Buttler said.

"Last week, the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals' charity launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals, specialising in lung and heart conditions in preparation for the Covid19 outbreak."

The light-blue coloured full sleeves jersey, which Buttler wore during the summit clash at the Lord's where England defeated New Zealand in dramatic fashion to lift their maiden ODI World Cup trophy, is signed by all members of the squad.

 

"To help with their fund-raising effort I'm going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of the squad."

Buttler also tagged a number of cricketers across the world including India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Australian Steve Smith and teammate Eoin Morgan, to spread the message.

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