Buttler’s World Cup final shirt raises 65,000 pounds in auction

Jose Buttler’s shirt was sold to raise money for specialist heart and lung centres provided by the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in London.

The moment Jos Buttler won the Cricket World Cup final for England.   -  Getty Images

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has raised more than £65,000 (USD 80,000) to help fight the coronavirus outbreak by auctioning off his World Cup final shirt.

Buttler’s shirt, which he wore when completing the last-ball run-out that saw England beat New Zealand at Lord’s last year, was sold to raise money for specialist heart and lung centres provided by the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in London.

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Buttler, who earlier in the showpiece match had hit a fifty and batted in the Super Over, put his long-sleeve keeping jersey up for sale a week ago. By the time the auction closed on Tuesday, the shirt had attracted 82 bids with the winner paying 65,100 pound.

Buttler, speaking on Monday, said: “It’s a very special shirt but I think it takes on extra meaning with it being able to hopefully go to the emergency cause.”

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