David Warner has pleaded for the safe return of his baggy green Australia cap which has gone missing.
The hat was in a backpack that was being shipped from Melbourne to Sydney ahead of the final Test against Pakistan, Warner’s last in that format of the game, which starts on Wednesday.
The veteran opener has taken to social media to request it is returned so he can wear it at the SCG.
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“This is my last resort to do this,” Warner said.
“A couple of days ago, our bags got freighted via Qantas. We’ve gone through CCTV footage, they’ve got some blind spots apparently, we spoke to the Quay West Hotel who we absolutely trust and have gone through their cameras, no one’s come into our rooms.
“But 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 green.
“It’s sentimental to me, it’s something I would love to have back in my hands walking out there come this week. If it is the backpack you really wanted, I have a spare one here, you won’t get into trouble.
“Please reach out to Cricket Australia or myself via my social media and I’m happy to give this [another backpack] to you if you return my baggy greens.”
Warner announced yesterday he would be stepping down from one-day international cricket following Australia’s World Cup triumph in India in November, but he will still represent his country in the T20 format.