WTC Final: Tim Southee’s off-field gesture wins hearts, auctions his WTC Final jersey to raise funds for 7-year cancer-struck girl: New Zealand ace-pacer Tim Southee, who gave an impressive performance in the World Test Championship Final continues to lure attention, this time for his off-field gesture. In his recent Instagram post, Southee posted pictures of his WTC Final jersey signed by the whole New Zealand squad intending to raise funds for a 7-year old cancer-stricken girl.
“Hey guys, 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. If you’d like to bid on the shirt the auction link is in my bio but you can also find out other ways to support Hollie with the @hopeforhollie account,” read the first para of Southee’s length long worded Instagram post.
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The post in the subsequent paragraphs how Southee learnt about Hollie’s story a couple of years ago through the cricket community and was impressed by the family’s go-getter positive attitude. Besides, the pacer wants fans to draw inspiration from Beattie’s family and feels the cricketing success and failure is negligible viz-a-viz the health crisis Beattie’s family is battling.
The 7-year-old girl Hollie Beattie is suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer neuroblastoma since July 2018 is yet to fully recover from the disease. Her forthcoming treatment to be conducted in Spain would require heavy expenses for the family for which Kiwis pacer is extending his help to raise funds.
Even New Zealand Team poured their heart out in spreading Southee’s fund-raising initiative in their recent Twitter post.
Tim Southee is auctioning off one of his match worn playing shirts from the WTC Final to support Hollie Beattie and her ongoing medical treatment needs.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 29, 2021
WTC Final: Tim Southee’s ball-magic in the ultimate Test
Southee, who has been the highest wicket-taker in the overall- WTC cycle has foxed famed batsmen in the road to the finals. His show with the ball was no less in the crackling WTC Final against India in Southampton where he toppled five Indian wickets across the two innings besides being economical as well.
The lanky pacer was also seen happily carrying the Test mace on his shoulders when the New Zealand Team en routed to their home country after winning the WTC Final.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 24, 2021
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