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David Warner finally gets what he’s been looking for days

“Any cricketer knows how special their cap is and I will treasure this for the rest of my life,” Warner says in video message

Australian cricketer David Warner. — Instagram/davidwarner31
Australian cricketer David Warner. — Instagram/davidwarner31

Australian cricketer David Warner got his baggy greens back, which had been stolen from his luggage on a flight to Sydney for the third Test against Pakistan.

The 37-year-old player, who is retiring soon, said he was “pleased and relieved” to have found his Test cap.

The baggy greens are highly esteemed by the Australian cricketers and there is a long tradition of them wearing the caps throughout their careers, even if they become torn and tattered.

“Any cricketer knows how special their cap is and I will treasure this for the rest of my life,” Warner said in a video posted on Instagram.

“It is a load off my shoulders going into the last couple of days.”

The ongoing third Test against Pakistan in Sydney will be Warner’s farewell to Test cricket.

He is one of Australia’s greatest opening batsmen, scoring 8,729 Test runs since his 2011 debut at an average of 44.53, with 26 centuries.

Warner’s bag, containing the cherished Test cap, had gone missing during the team’s flight from Melbourne to Sydney. However, the gear was found after days of searching as the cricketer made a desperate plea for the recovery of baggy greens.

“David Warner’s missing baggy greens have been located,” CA said in a statement.

“The bag in which they were packed was found at the team hotel (in Sydney) with all the contents inside.

“The movements of the missing bag are unknown despite extensive searches and the review of CCTV footage at multiple locations and the efforts of numerous parties since Tuesday.”


— Additional input from AFP

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