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Former Test legend Shane Warne announces gin company to halt production to distribute hand sanitiser for WA hospitals

Former Test legend Shane Warne announces gin company to halt production to distribute hand sanitiser for WA hospitals

Previously known for his unrivalled leg spin bowling talent, Shane Warne is fast making a name for himself as a selfless member of the community.

Just weeks after he donated his prized Baggy Green cap for bushfire relief funding, the former Test cricketer has announced his gin company is halting production to produce hand sanitiser for WA hospitals.

Warne shared the news to his Instagram, encouraging other companies with the capacity to follow SevenZeroEight’s lead.

“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,” Warne said.

“I am happy SevenEightZero has the capacity to make this shift and encourage others to do the same.”

Sweet spot: Shane Warne promotes his gin as a game changer, like the ball he bowled to Mike Gatting, right, during the first Ashes Test in 1993.

The move comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged companies to make a wartime shift to produce much-needed medical supplies, due to shortages from overseas production.

The statement said an agreement had been made with two WA hospitals for ‘continuous supply’ to be distributed.

Warne, who took an incredible 708 wickets in 145 Test matches, co-founded the gin company with two prominent WA surgical specialists.

The medical grade hand sanitizer will be 70 per cent alcohol until further notice.

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