Warne’s cap raises a million for bushfire victims

Australia legend Shane Warne auctioned his Baggy Green for AUD 1,007,500, with the proceeds going towards helping those affected by the fires ravaging Australia.

Commonwealth Bank were revealed to have put in the winning bid on Friday, 10 January. They said the cap would be taken on a tour across the country to raise further funds for bushfire victims, before ultimately joining the exhibits at the Bradman Museum at Bowral.

Shane Warne announced the decision to auction his cap for charity during Australia’s New Year’s Test against New Zealand. “The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief,” he wrote on social media. “Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too. Everyone is in this together. This has [led] me to auction [off] my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my Test career (when I wasn’t wearing my white floppy hat).”