Australia batter David Warner reunited with missing ‘baggy green’ cap
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Australia batter David Warner reunited with missing ‘baggy green’ cap

Australia opener David Warner says he is “pleased and relieved” to have been reunited with his ‘baggy green’ cap during his final Test.

Australia batter David Warner reunited with missing 'baggy green' cap
Australia batter David Warner reunited with missing ‘baggy green’ cap

Warner, 37, said on Tuesday the cap had been stolen from his luggage as he travelled to Sydney for the match.

Three days remain in the third Test against Pakistan, after which Warner will retire from the format.

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

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

The ‘baggy green’ is given to an Australia player when they make their Test debut and has become an iconic symbol of the team.

In 2020, Australia legend Shane Warne sold his cap for one million Australian dollars (£528,514) to raise money for the bushfire appeal.

Warner pleaded for its return on social media, saying: “If it is the backpack you really wanted, I have a spare one here, you won’t get into trouble.”

In another video after its return, Warner added: “I am pleased and relieved to have my baggy back in my hands.

“I am very grateful to all of those involved in locating it – the Qantas team, the freight company, the hotel and our own team management.

“I really appreciate it so thank you all.”

Warner was out for 34 on day two in what will likely be his penultimate Test innings.

Australia will resume on 116-2 on day three in reply to Pakistan’s 313.

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