Akram praises Warne for auctioning off his cherished ‘Baggy Green Cap’

Akram praises Warne for auctioning off his cherished ‘Baggy Green Cap’
Karachi: Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler, Wasim Akram has praised Australian leg-spin king Shane Warne for auctioning off his ‘Baggy Green Cap’ and raising a hefty amount of money for the bushfire crisis in Australia.

Shane Warne’s baggy green cap, which is presented to Australian players when they make their Test debut, raised approximately one million Australian dollars at auction to help those affected by the massive bushfires that have wrecked havoc in different parts of Australia.

Wasim Akram was extremely impressed by Shane Warne’s generosity and he took to twitter to laud former cricketer for helping his fellow Australians in their time of need.

“What an incredible result @ShaneWarne Your generosity will go to helping so many lives that have been devastated by the Australian bushfire tragedy. Well done Mate,” Akram wrote.

 

Shane Warne's baggy green, which he put up for auction to raise funds for bushfire relief, has been bought by the Commonwealth Bank.

Moments after the auction ended, Warne tweeted: "Thank you so much to everyone that placed a bid & a huge Thank you / congrats to the successful bidder - you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way beyond my expectations! The money will go direct to the Red Cross bushfire appeal."

 

The massive bushfires in Australia have claimed at least 27 lives with nearly 18 million acres of land being burnt-- most of it bushland, forests and national parks, which are home to the country's native wildlife.