Australia’s star opener, David Warner, has made an emotional public plea after his backpack, containing his Australia Test cap (Baggy Green), went missing. Warner took to social media to reveal the loss of his prized possession and urged anyone with information to return it. This plea comes on the eve of his farewell Test match against Pakistan in Sydney, where he is set to retire from Test cricket.
The missing backpack, which also held Warner’s personal belongings and gifts for his children, disappeared during a transit from Melbourne to Sydney. Despite checking CCTV footage at his team hotel and contacting the airline QANTAS, Warner has been unable to locate it.
In his plea, Warner stressed the sentimental value of his Baggy Green and assured that the person returning it would face no trouble. He even offered to provide a spare backpack in exchange for the return of his cherished cap.
Warner said, “Unfortunately, someone has taken my backpack out of my actual luggage, which had my backpack and my girls’ presents in there. Inside this backpack was my Baggy Greens. That is sentimental to me, it’s something I would love to have back in my hands, walking out there come this week.”
He added, “If it’s the backpack you really wanted, I have a spare one here. You won’t get into any trouble—I’m happy to give this to you if you return my baggy greens.”
Warner, who announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) earlier, expressed hope of finding his Baggy Green before his final Test appearance. While bidding farewell to Test cricket, Warner plans to continue playing T20 Internationals and aims to participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He also expressed willingness to be available for the 2026 Champions Trophy if his form remains consistent.