David Warner expresses his gratitude over social media as he retrieves his lost baggy green cap

David Warner shared a video on social media where he announced the recovery of his baggy green cap, previously lost in transit between Melbourne and Sydney. Warner expressed his emotional attachment to the cap and conveyed his relief at its return.

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David Warner (Source: Twitter)

David Warner, the 37-year-old southpaw from Australia is set to retire from tests after the three-match Test series against Pakistan is playing the last test match of his international career in Sydney. Just before his final Test, an unfortunate incident took place as Warner lost his backpack during the transit between Melbourne and Sydney in which his baggy was kept which he received on his Test debut in 2011.

The unsettling revelation sparked a four-day search and left fans wondering how such a sentimental item could vanish. Warner's distress over the lost cap was not merely about a piece of cricketing gear; it was about the sentimental value attached to a debut cap. 

A cricketer's first test cap holds a special place in a cricketer's heart and he forms a unique bond with it over his career. Therefore, losing such a precious item on the eve of your last test match is not a feeling that anyone would want to encounter. 


David Warner expressed gratitude over finding back the baggy green 

In a heartfelt video posted on social media, Warner expressed his gratitude to those involved in the search. He said, “Hi everyone, I am very pleased and relieved to let you all know that my baggy greens have been found, which is great news. Thanks to all involved and I am extremely grateful. Qantas, the freight company, our hotels, and team management. Thank you.”

In the video, David Warner further echoed the sentiment of a cricketer attached to his test cap and highlighted how relieved he is to have it back. He added, "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 will cherish this for the rest of my life.” Here is the video that Warner shared on his Instagram handle:



Cricket Australia on the disappearing act

Despite the joyous recovery, the mystery of how the backpack found its way back to the team hotel in Sydney remains unsolved. In the interim, as the search continued, Warner borrowed a fresh cap from Cricket Australia for various promotional activities and the opening day of the Test. 

When the baggy green was finally located at the team hotel, Cricket Australia's CEO, Nick Hockley, expressed relief and gratitude. CA CEO, Nick Hockley said, “We highlight the collective efforts involved in the search and the importance of Warner's cap to the Australian cricket community. It’s a huge relief David’s cap has been located and a big thank you to everyone involved in the search. “We appreciate it, he concluded.