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COVID-19: Jos Buttler's World Cup final shirt raises £65,000

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has raised greater than £65,000 ($80,000) to assist fight the coronavirus by way of auctioning off his World Cup ultimate shirt.

Buttler's shirt, which he wore when finishing the last-ball run-out that noticed England beat New Zealand at Lord's final yr, was once bought to lift money for specialist heart and lung centres supplied by way of the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in London.

Buttler, who previous in the showpiece match had hit a fifty and batted in the Super Over, put his long-sleeve maintaining jersey up on the market on eBay per week ago.

By the time the auction closed on Tuesday, the shirt had attracted 82 bids with the winner paying £65,100.

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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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