David Warner’s Baggy Green Saga Unfurls in Sydney Test: A Farewell Marred by the Missing Icon
By CricShots - Jan 3, 2024 2:17 pm
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In a recent twist of fate, Australian cricket stalwart David Warner commenced the final Test of his illustrious career donning an alternate cap, following the fervent plea to recover his iconic baggy green, which went unanswered. Even the support of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese failed to expedite the return of Warner’s cherished cap.

David Warner
David Warner lost his baggy green

The Prime Minister pleaded for the swift return of the missing cap, stating, “I do hope if it hasn’t happened already, whoever knows anything about the missing hat (returns it soon). Dave Warner has represented Australia on more than 100 occasions, the baggy green hat belongs to him and it should be returned.”

Expressing frustration, Howard Warner, David’s father, labeled the perpetrator a scumbag, emphasizing the national significance of the baggy green. Despite Warner’s public appeal, the baggy green remains lost, leaving fans and cricket enthusiasts bewildered by this unexpected turn in the final chapter of Warner’s cricketing journey.

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In a pre-match statement, David Warner lamented the loss, 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, adding a layer of intrigue to the farewell series.


Reflecting on his cricketing journey, Warner recently discussed his favorite innings, spotlighting his unbeaten triple-century (335*) against Pakistan in 2019. He termed it his most patient knock and recalled his explosive century against the same opponent in 2017, achieved in just one session.

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“I think the 100 in a session here (against Pakistan in 2017) is probable 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,” David Warner reminisced.

He highlighted the mental challenge of bouncing back the next day after his triple-century, showcasing resilience in the face of adversity. The baggy green saga adds an unexpected layer to Warner’s farewell series, creating a poignant backdrop to his reflections on a remarkable career.