New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has decided to auction his World Test Championship (WTC) final jersey to help an eight-year-old girl, who is battling cancer. The special jersey was signed by the entire New Zealand squad that was part of the all-important clash against India in Southampton.
Southee recently took to his official Instagram handle and informed his fans and followers about the noble gesture.
Sharing a picture of the signed jersey, Southee wrote, “I am auctioning off one of my shirts from the @icc World Test Championship Final to support @hopeforhollie. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Beattie family.
“My family first learnt about Hollie’s story a couple of years ago through the cricket community and I’ve always been struck by the Beattie family’s positive attitude. Since hearing that Hollie required more treatment, I have been trying to find a way to support in some small way,” the 32-year-old wrote in a long caption.
Southee also urged the fans to bid for his jersey and help the family in these testing times.
Notably, the right-arm fast bowler is not the only cricketer who lends a helping hand to Beattie’s family. Earlier, Southee’s teammate Martin Guptill also auctioned his bat which he used during a T20 match against West Indies last year to support the young girl.
Southee performed exceedingly well in the inaugural WTC final as he picked up four wickets against the Virat Kohli-led side.