With sporting stars across multiple codes initiating various efforts to raise money for the thousands affected by the fires devastating parts of Australia, Warne put his sacred baggy green cap up for auction, with cricket fans quick to try and snap up a piece of history. Couple of frothies worth there, let me tell ya.
The "baggy green" is awarded to Australian players when they make their Test debut and is worn as a badge of pride when they are on the field.
The Herald Sun reported that it was rumoured that some pretty notable people among the bidders including a Big Boss from one of the country's major banks, but all were pipped to the post by the winning "M.C".
That total has smashed the price earned for the cap of Sir Donald Bradman, which went for AU$425,000 (NZ$441,490) in 2003. Do it Warnie, give the people (me) what they want.
Warne is Test cricket's second most successful bowler with 708 wickets in 145 tests, after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan's 800.
Warne, who was named one of Wisden's five cricketers of the 20th century, was "blown away" and took to Twitter to thank all those who helped push the price up.
On Friday afternoon, Commonwealth Bank revealed they were the mystery victor of the auction, sharing they intend to exhibit the cap in the Bradman Museum in Bowral after a national tour.
"CBA will take the baggy green on a national tour to raise additional funds for communities devastated by bushfires before it becomes a permanent exhibit at the Bradman Museum in Bowral, NSW", a statement from the bank read.
"I am delighted that CBA has been able to secure Shane's cherished baggy green cap", Comyn said.
Australia is experiencing an unprecedented bushfire crisis. "Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too", Warne said.
From Australian tennis players to cricketers and celebrities, many have announced measures to raise funds for those affected. Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has pledged $500,000 to WIRES Wildlife Rescue, WWF Australia and the Rural Fire Service.
Fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios, among others, has promised Aus$200 for each ace he serves during the home summer of tennis.
Athletes from other sports too joined the movement as tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic made a decision to donate 25,000 dollars each for Australia's bushfire relief fund.