Australia legend Shane Warne’s company switches from producing gin to making hand sanitisers to combat coronavirus – The Sun

SHANE WARNE has switched from producing gin to making hand sanitisers.

The legendary leggie has a gin company called SevenZeroEight – named after his total of Test wickets – but has decided to switch.

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They will produce medical grade, 70 per cent alcohol hand rubs until further notice.

Founders of Warne’s company include two prominent surgeons from Western Australia.

An agreement is already in place to provide sanitiser to two hospitals in the state.

Warne said: “This is a challenging time for Australians and we all need to do what we can to help our healthcare system combat this disease and save lives.

"I am happy SevenZeroEight has the ability to make this shift and encourage others to do the same.”

Warne’s company is also offering free shipping of their gin – which last year won the gold medal at the Australian Gin Awards – to encourage customers to buy online and stay out of shops.

Earlier this year, Warne auctioned his Baggy Green cap to raise funds for the Australian bush fires.

The cap was bought for £500,000 with the mystery bidder later revealed to be the chief executive of a major Australian bank.

Another cricket legend, Indian batting master Sachin Tendulkar, has likened beating the coronavirus crisis to a Test match.

Tendulkar wrote in a column in the Times of India newspaper: “While the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, this is probably the time for us to draw lessons from the grand old format of the game.

“Test cricket rewards you for respecting what you don’t understand. It makes you value the virtue of patience.

“When you don’t understand the pitch conditions or the bowler, defence becomes the best form of attack. Patience is what we require now.

“We shall take this battle session by session and eventually emerge victorious.”


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