14 years after hitting a match-winning 175 in a world document chase, Herschelle Gibbs has determined to place his well-known bat for public sale to assist elevate funds for the struggle in opposition to coronavirus pandemic.
An explosive 175 from Herschelle Gibbs had helped South Africa chase down Australia’s whole of 434 (Reuters)
- Herschelle Gibbs has stored his 175 bat for 14 years as a prized possession
- However Gibbs will now let go of the bat to assist coronavirus aid efforts
- Others like AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Shakib Al Hasan are additionally auctioning cricket gear
14 years after hitting a match-winning 175 as South Africa chased down a document 434 vs Australia, former Proteas opener Herschelle Gibbs has determined to place that memorable bat for public sale to lift funds for the Covid-19 struggle. Because the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc the world over, cricketers from most nations have been doing their bit within the struggle in opposition to the pandemic.
On Friday, Gibbs posted pictures of his prized bat on Twitter with the caption: “Supersport displaying the #438 sport . The bat i used that day shall be up for public sale to lift funds for covid. Saved all of it these years.”
Supersport displaying the #438 sport . The bat i used that day shall be up for public sale to lift funds for covid. Saved all of it these years. pic.twitter.com/VyGyAzKVSn
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) May 1, 2020
Then South Africa coach Mickey Arthur was fast to reply by saying: “Good work Hersch…..that ought to be value a bit!”
Good work Hersch…..that ought to be value a bit! https://t.co/suTuqegGre
— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) May 1, 2020
Earlier final week, Gibbs’s former teammate AB de Villiers revealed he’ll public sale his Royal Challengers Bangalore jersey together with Virat Kohli’s kits from an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in 2016 to assist elevate funds for the Covid-19 aid.
AB de Villiers, throughout an Instagram chat together with his RCB teammate, mentioned he had requested Virat Kohli to pay money for the bat that he used throughout the ‘Inexperienced’ match in IPL 2016 in opposition to Gujarat Lions. De Villiers mentioned he’ll public sale his shirt signed by Kohli, his bat and Kohli’s bat and gloves.
The proceeds from the public sale will assist ‘put meals on the plates of the needy’ throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, de Villiers mentioned.
Carrying inexperienced jerseys on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers smashed lots of attain as RCB posted 248 on the board in opposition to Gujarat Lions within the mentioned match in IPL 2016.
Not too long ago, star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan additionally determined to public sale the bat he used throughout the 2019 ODI World Cup to assist elevate cash for the struggle in opposition to the lethal virus.
Shakib, who’s at the moment serving a two-year ban from all types of cricket — certainly one of which is suspended — for not reporting corrupt approaches, is the second Bangladeshi cricketer after wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to public sale a private cricketing gear to lift cash for the trigger.
“I had mentioned earlier than that I wish to put up a bat for public sale. I’ve determined to public sale the bat I used within the 2019 World Cup. It is a favorite bat of mine,” Shakib mentioned throughout a Fb dwell session.