05 January 2024

‘Relieved’ David Warner reunited with his baggy green Australia cap

05 January 2024

David Warner has said he is “relieved” to be reunited with his baggy green Australian cricket cap midway through his final Test match.

The opener issued a public plea for the cap’s return on Tuesday after it went missing in transit from Melbourne ahead of Australia’s third Test against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The search for Warner’s “baggy green” has made headline news in Australia, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joining the calls for its return.

The 37-year-old revealed it had been found in an Instagram post on Friday.

He said: “I’m pleased and relieved that I have got my baggy back in my hands.

“Any cricketer knows how special their cap is and I’ll cherish this for the rest of my life.

“Very grateful to all those involved in locating it: the Qantas team, the freight company, the hotel and our own team management.

“It’s a load off my shoulders going into the last couple of days; I really appreciate it, so thank you all.”


Cricket Australia said it was uncertain about the circumstances in which Warner’s cap, along with a back-up, were returned.

In his initial appeal, Warner described the cap as “sentimental to me” and that the backpack which it was in had been taken from his luggage.

Warner was out for 34 in the first innings of the Sydney Test, his 112th and final red ball appearance for his country.

Australia are on course to win the Test after Josh Hazlewood’s four for nine left Pakistan in deep trouble on 68 for seven in their second innings – a lead of just 85 at the end of day three.

Aamer Jamal earlier took six wickets as Australia were bowled out for 299 to give Pakistan a small first-innings lead, but Hazlewood’s heroics – including a triple-wicket maiden in the day’s penultimate over – put the hosts on course for a series whitewash.

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