Aussie legend matches Shane Warne's incredible bushfire gesture

Yahoo Sports Staff

Australian cricket legend Jeff Thomson has matched Shane Warn’s incredible gesture and will auction his last remaining baggy green cap to help raise funds for those affected by the bushfire crisis.

Thomson, regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in Test cricket history, will also auction his cricket vest through Lloyds Auctions Bushfire Relief Auction.

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All funds raised through the auction will be donated to charities and fire services including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Wires and the RFS.

"I don't have much of my memorabilia left, so these two items are quite rare and special," the 69-year-old Thomson said.

Jeff Thomson holding his baggy green and his vest, which he will sell to aid the bushfire relief appeal.
Jeff Thomson will auction two pieces of memorabilia, his baggy green and his vest, to aid the bushfire relief appeal. (AAP)

"It's hard to say what these pieces may go for, but I just hope that they can raise some decent funds that will really make a difference for all of those in need right now."


Shane Warne is putting one of his most prized possessions up for sale to raise money for bushfire relief efforts.

The King of Spin joined the ever-growing list of athletes and celebrities to pitch in, with Warne’s baggy green cap up for auction, with all proceeds to be donated to the Bushfire Appeal.

The cap, which Warne wore throughout his decorated Test career, will come with an autographed certificate of authenticity.

Bids on Warne’s baggy green can be submitted here.

The item would rank among the most valuable mementos from the decorated career of Australia's all-time leading wicket-taker.

The latest bid for the treasured piece of memorabilia stands at before Friday's deadline.

Sir Donald Bradman's baggy green sold for approximately $420,000 in 2003.