James Anderson to auction signed Test shirt, bat to raise funds


England pacer James Anderson has disclosed that he will auction his Test shirt and a cricket bat, which he used in the last Teat match, to raise funds for the coronavirus consolation.

The 37-year-old played his last Test match against South Africa in Cape Town in which he picked up seven wickets which England won by 189 runs.

All the doings will go to the organisation names as ‘Go Well Fund’ is currently helping people those entailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Twitter diary, it’s aim is to improve the lives of people who could do with some help.

The speedster wrote on his twitter timeline, “We’re an auctioning this lot off on eBay for @gowellfund. My shirt and stump from the last test I played in Cape Town and my Tailender bat.”

“Forgot to add that I will sign all of the items!!” he added.

He has played 151 Tests and bagged 584 wickets at an average of 26.83. While he is 16 wickets short of becoming the fourth bowler to shed 600 Test wickets in the history.

Earlier, on an Instagram Live Session with India captain, Virat Kohli, AB de Villers revealed that he would be auctioning his and Virat Kohli’s kit from the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions for raising funds to help in the battle of coronavirus. In that game, both scored centuries and take their team to win.

More than 1,95,000 people have died with 2.7 million infected across the world, out of whom 7,81,000 have recovered, as per the data by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.


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