01 April 2020

England cricketer Sam Billings shaves head to raise money for NHS amid coronavirus crisis

England and Kent cricketer Sam Billings has shaved his head as part of a campaign to raise money for the NHS charities helping with the battle against Covid-19.

BEFORE: The Kent star with his blond locks in tact (PA Images)

Billings had been teasing the shave on Kent Cricket's social media accounts and the razor was finally put to work on Tuesday.

Mid-shave for Billings all for a good cause (Instagram: @sambillings)

The 28-year-old wicket-keeper shared pictures of the shave on his Instagram and Twitter pages and received some light-hearted trolling from fellow cricketers.

Fast bowler Steve Finn responded with an emoji of an egg, while Scott Borthwick suggested it was a similar look to Freddie Ljungberg. Billings,  however, likened himself to David Beckham 'circa 2001'.

Ravi Bopara was more cutting: "Why do u need to shave ur head? U got truck loads of money. Just donate it."

The shave was part of a #ShaveDonateNominate campaign started by England Rugby 7s' AJ Davis.

Other rugby stars including Saracens' Jack Singleton and Matt Gallagher have also got involved.

#shaveDonateNominate has thus fair raised over £7,000 and is aiming for £10,000.

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