In an unexpected turn of events, David Warner, the veteran Australian cricketer, kicked off the final Test of his illustrious career donning an alternate cap, as his fervent plea to retrieve his iconic baggy green goes unanswered. Despite the support of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the cherished cap remains missing.
PM’s Plea and Warner’s Public Appeal
PM Albanese, voicing the sentiment of the nation, urged anyone with information about the missing baggy green to return it promptly. “Dave Warner has represented Australia on more than 100 occasions, the baggy green hat belongs to him and it should be returned,” said the Prime Minister. Warner’s father, Howard, expressed frustration, calling the perpetrator a “scumbag” and asserting that the baggy green is a symbol known to every Australian.
In a pre-match statement, Warner expressed his disappointment, stating, “I haven’t found my caps. As I said in my video, if you have got my backpack, I’ll give you my backpack, all I want is those baggy greens back, please.” The saga continues to perplex fans and cricket enthusiasts, casting an unexpected shadow over Warner’s final cricketing chapter.
Warner’s Favorite Innings
In a recent interview, Warner reflected on his favourite innings, highlighting his unbeaten triple-century (335*) against Pakistan in 2019. He emphasized the mental challenge of the innings and called it his most patient knock. Warner also recalled his explosive century against the same opponent in 2017, achieved in just one session, describing it as a significant milestone in his career.
“I think the 100 in a session here (against Pakistan in 2017) is probably one for me where you don’t go out as an opening batter trying to achieve that, to get the team off to a start like that. But to go out there and score a hundred in a session is massive. Then clearly the 300 in Adelaide was probably my most patient innings,” Warner shared.
Despite Warner’s public appeal and the Prime Minister’s plea, the baggy green remains lost, leaving the cricketing community puzzled and disappointed. The alternate cap worn by Warner in the final Test adds a sombre note to his farewell from international cricket.