Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 12:18 IST
'It had my girls present and baggy green. That is sentimental': Warner's plea after getting robbed
The 3rd Test at SCG is Australia's chance for a clean sweep, but retiring David Warner's Baggy Green goes missing before his final match.
The upcoming 3rd Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from 3rd to 7th January promises to be a riveting encounter. With Australia leading the series 2-0, this match presents a crucial opportunity for Pakistan to salvage some pride with a strong performance, while Australia will be aiming for a clean sweep. Having convincingly won the first two matches, Australia will be high on confidence and looking to maintain their dominant form. The series' end will be an emotional one as Australian opener. David Warner will retire from Test cricket. He recently announced to also hang up his boots in the ODI format for Australia, coming after an ICC ODI World Cup final victory.
3 things you need to know
- Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test will be David Warner’s last Test match for Australia
- SCG is David Warner’s home ground
- David Warner has also announced his retirement from ODI cricket
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David Warner loses his Baggy Green hat before his last Test
Australian opener David Warner made an emotive public plea over the missing of his backpack, which contained the historic Australia Test hat known as the Baggy Green. On the eve of his last Test, the legendary batsman turned to social media to reveal the terrible occurrence and asked that anybody in possession of the cap return it.
Warner, who is slated to play in the third and final Test of the present series between Pakistan and Australia at his home venue in Sydney, acknowledged his attachment to his lost cap. Warner made the appeal as a last resort, claiming that his cherished belongings went lost during the travel from Melbourne to Sydney in preparation for his final Test.
Despite his best efforts, including examining CCTV video at his team hotel and speaking with the airline QANTAS, Warner was unable to locate the cap. He asked for the public's help and promised the person who returned the Baggy Green that there would be no penalties. Warner asked for help in contacting Cricket Australia or the airline, even giving an extra piece of his bag as a reward for the cap's safe return. Warner posted his plea on Instagram, he said:
"Unfortunately, someone has taken my backpack out of my actual luggage, which had my backpack and my girls' presents in there. Inside this backpack was my Baggy Greens. That is sentimental to me, it's something I would love to have back in my hands, walking out there come this week,"
“If it's the backpack you really wanted, I have a spare one here. You won't get into any trouble I'm happy to give this to you if you return my baggy greens.”
David Warner made an important declaration about his retirement from One Day Internationals (ODIs) during a media conference in Sydney on New Year's Day, on the eve of his final Test. Despite the dramatic turn of events, Warner is hopeful about recovering his prized Baggy Green before his farewell Test appearance, which is set to start on Wednesday.
Published January 2nd, 2024 at 09:20 IST