Australia is suffering from an unprecedented bushfire which has caught a lot of attention and support from celebrities all around the world. Former Aussie pacer Jeff Thomson was the recent addition to this list as he decided to auction his precious 'Baggy Green' cap and cricket vest to raise funds for the victims.
The 69-year-old played in an era when Australian Test cricketers were given a cap at the start of every series or tour, rather than the one cap each cricketer keeps for life. The two items will go under the hammer through Lloyds Auctions Bushfire Relief Auction.
“I don't have much of my memorabilia left, so these two items are quite rare and special. It's hard to say what these pieces may go for, but I just hope that they can raise some decent funds that will really make a difference for all of those in need right now,” Thomson was quoted saying by cricket.com.au.
On Monday, legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne had announced he will be auctioning his only Baggy Green. Bidding on his cap has already passed the $500 thousand mark.
Earlier, Australian batsmen like Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short said that they will be donating AUS$ 250 for each six they hit in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) to support the bushfire victims.
(With PTI inputs)