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VIDEO: David Warner makes desperate plea for return of 'stolen' baggy green

Australian cricketer lost his Test cap ahead of his farewell red ball match

By Sports Desk
January 02, 2024
Australian cricketer David Warner. — Cricket Australia
Australian cricketer David Warner. — Cricket Australia

Australian cricketer David Warner, who is due to play his final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) starting Wednesday, lost his baggy green ahead of the series decider against Pakistan, The Guardian reported.

As per the report, the 37-year-old cricketer has made a desperate request for the return of the Test cap, which went missing from his luggage on the way to Melbourne airport before the flight to Sydney.

Taking to his official Instagram account as the "last resort", Warner posted a heartfelt video message, requesting whoever has taken the baggy green to return that.

He said that the airlines via which the luggage was flown to Sydney have also checked their cameras and saw no one opening the bags or taking his backpack.

However, they do have blind spots, he added.

"It’s sentimental to me, it’s something that I’d love to have back in my hands walking out there come this week," Warner said referring to the cap.

He promised the person who had taken the baggy green that they would not get into trouble if they returned his belongings by either reaching out to Cricket Australia or directly to him via social media

"If you are the person, who was either working for the company driving it to and from the airport or working for @qantas and have, by chance, just wanted the backpack, I have one for. I would be grateful if this were returned asap. Thanks," the cricketer wrote.

The cricketer is set to play his 112th and final Test for Australia when they face Pakistan in the third Test at the SCG

The 37-year-old opener has made 8,695 Test runs with 26 centuries including 164 in the first match of the series against Pakistan in Perth.