Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne will raise funds to help the terrible fire victims in the jungles of Australia and for this he has decided to auction his national team's Baggy Green Cap. Warne (Shane Warne) wore this green baggy cap in the entire 145 Test matches during his Test career. Warne announced this on Monday during the third and final Test match between Australia and New Zealand. Australia defeated New Zealand by 279 runs in this match. According to the auction site, all funds raised will be given to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
Warne told Media, “The horrific fire in the jungle has shaken us all the way. Many lives were lost due to this fire, houses are damaged and more than 50 crore animals were killed. We are finding ways to help and contribute to the victims on a daily basis and that is why I have decided to auction my beloved 'Baggy Green Cap'.
Warne's decision has been praised by his former teammates Darren Lehmann and Jason Gillespie. Apart from the cricketers, many tennis players have also decided to donate on their behalf for the Australia Bushfire Relief Fund.
Australia's southeastern jungle is under severe fire these days. Due to the fire, trees in the area of about 23 thousand square miles have been burnt.