Just like any other cricketer, England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is staying home during the Coronavirus lockdown. However, it hasn’t stopped him from doing his bit to help the country in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday (April 1), Buttler donated his World Cup 2019 final jersey to raise funds for a couple of hospitals.
In a short video uploaded on Twitter, Buttler hailed doctors and healthcare staff who are on the forefront to fight the epidemic. He said his shirt – which has the signatures of all England’s players who played the ODI World Cup final last year – will be auctioned to raise money for the noble cause.
“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,” Buttler wrote in the caption.
England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan, ace all-rounder Ben Stokes and former batsman Kevin Pietersen also lauded Buttler’s act on social media.
As of April 1, UK has tested more than 25,000 positive cases for COVID-19 and recorded almost 1800 deaths due to the epidemic, which has claimed over 42,000 lives globally while infecting nearly 862,000.