Jos Buttler’s World Cup final shirt raises £65,000 for London Hospitals battling COVID-19

Jos Buttler’s shirt that he wore during last summers historic World Cup final win over New Zealand has raised over £65,000 for two London based hospitals, as they continue to battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

The England wicketkeeper placed the shirt up for auction on eBay last week in order to raise funds for two specialist hospitals that are dealing with COVID-19.

The shirt remains unwashed since the final and is also signed by every member of England’s World Cup-winning squad, with the bid that won the shirt coming in at £65,100.

Buttler since has announced that he has been “blown away by the show of support.”

“It’s not been washed – it’s certainly authentic and smells like a mixture of sweat and champagne,” which sounds a bit like an overly priced aftershave.

“It was obviously the most special time of my career and means so much but it’s great that now it can mean more and go to people who are in urgent need.”

It’s a very pleasant gesture from Buttler, that he was willing to give up a jersey which obviously meant a lot to him, in order to help those in need.

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The wicketkeeper has also said that the money raised from the auction will make a massive difference to the two hospitals (Royal Brompton and Harefield) which are two specialist lung and heart centres.

It comes to no surprise that Buttler’s jersey was able to raise such funds, he put in a fantastic performance at Lords, scoring 59 runs, followed by a further seven in the super over.

It was him who also broke the stumps which ran out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, securing the spectacular win over the Kiwi’s and granting England their first-ever men’s cricket World Cup.

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