Legendary leg-spinner of the game of cricket, Shane Warne’s Baggy Green Cricket cap is now in the possession of the successful bidder the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. One of the worst natural calamities to strike Australia ever is the recent Bushfires and no wonder that has caused pain across the globe. The latest celebratory who joined the cluster of stars who made an attempt to ease the negative consequences resulted from the unexpected situation and contribute towards the country’s rehabilitation is none other than the real gentleman of the game of cricket, Shane Warne. Shane Warne who is known by his nickname “Warney” among the world cricket lovers recently auctioned his most treasured iconic ‘Baggy Green’ cap to help the victims of the catastrophe.
This cap is considered as an Australian National Team Cricketer’s most valuable possession at any given time that helps them to walk down the memory lane. Shane Warne’s green baggy cap comes with an autographed certificate of authenticity. Once this kind of once-in-a-lifetime piece of cricket memorabilia is offered for bidding in an auction, they normally fetch an unexpected higher price. This was proven by how the Warne’s auction website was said to have crashed in the first 15 minutes of it going live, with millions of bids flowing in for the cap. In 2003, a similar cap belonging to Australia’s most revered cricketer – Sir Donald Bradman had commanded a cool AU$425,000. This “Warney” green baggy cap too has gone on to fetch a staggering $1,007,500 in the auction which is far beyond the expected price.
The legendary cap which read No.350, as the leg-spinner is the 350th player to play for the Australian Test side and was worn by him throughout his 145-test career for Australia (during which he took 708 wickets with his spin bowling).
Shane Warne baggy green cap will remain in Australian shores as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) was responsible for the successful $1,007,500 bid for the iconic cricket item.
The CBA does not have the intention of keeping this valuable cap stagnated in one location, rather it will be taken on a national tour to raise money for communities devastated by bushfires before making it a permanent exhibit at the famous Bradman Museum in Bowral.