Australian cricket hero sells Baggy Green cap

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Melbourne, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Test captain Richie Benaud's Baggy Green cap is expected to fetch up to 25,000 dollar at an auction next month.

Benaud led Australia from 1958 for 28 Tests and never lost a series.

His cap goes under the hammer at Leski Auctions here on November 5 and is expected to sell for between 20,000 and 25,000 dollars.

Auctioneer Charles Leski said Benaud was one of the few sporting greats in Australia to carve out an international career as a broadcaster.

''He is arguably the most influential person in world cricket, not only as an inspirational player and leader but also through his work as a commentator for the Nine Network and the BBC,'' Leski said.

Baggy green caps belonging to Sam Loxton, Mark Waugh and Geoff Marsh will also be offered for sale at the auction.

The following day, the same auction house will sell a 120-year-old ticket from the first international rugby union match, between England and NSW as well as an Olympic torch from the 1956 Melbourne Games.


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