Srinagar: Australia opener David Warner has launched passionate appeal for the return of his lost Baggy Green Cap while as Pakistan skipper Shan Masood wants ‘countrywide search’ to find the lost cap of Warner.
David Warner is set to bow out of Test and ODI cricket after the upcoming third Test against Pakistan in Sydney. However, in the run-up to that match , according to Warner his baggy green Australia Test cap may have been stolen.
Warner made an appeal on his social media handles as what he called a ‘last resort’ in which he said that his backpack in which he had kept his Test cap had not reached Sydney from Melbourne, which was where the second Test took place.
Warner says in the caption to the video he shared that his backpack, which contained a couple of his “girls’ presents” and his beloved baggy green, did not reach Sydney Airport from Melbourne, where the second Test was played. “Hi all, this is my last resort, but my backpack, which contained my Baggy Green, has been taken from my luggage, which was transported to Melbourne airport and flown on @qantas to Sydney a few days ago,” he says in the caption.
“It’s sentimental to me. It’s something I’d love to have in my hands walking out there this week. If it’s the backpack you really wanted, I have a spare one here. You won’t get into trouble,” Warner says in the video. “Please reach out to Cricket Australia or myself via my social media. I’m happy to give this to you if you return my Baggy Green.”
Meanwhile Pakistan captain Shan Masood during his press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday said that the Australian government should launch a “countrywide search” for the baggy green.
“There should be a country-wide search right now from the Australian Government. We might need the best of detectives to get that back,” Masood told reporters. ”(Warner) has been a great ambassador, and he deserves every bit of respect, every bit of celebration for his unbelievable career. He is an example to openers. Personally, love watching him bat but hopefully that doesn’t happen for long in Sydney,” said Masood.
“Test cricket is the pinnacle and the Test cap is special. The way the Australians look after their Test caps, they wear them with pride. Sometimes we have changed our caps in the past but for them it’s the same Baggy Green. I hope they find it. It’s the most precious thing for any cricketer, and I hope David Warner gets it back,” said Masood.