David Warner faces a distressing situation on the eve of his farewell Test against Pakistan, as his backpack, containing his cherished Baggy Green Australia Test cap, is reported missing. The veteran opener, who is set to retire from Test and ODI cricket after this match, expressed his concern on social media, suspecting that the backpack may have been stolen.
In a heartfelt plea on his Instagram handle, Warner shared the unfortunate incident, revealing that his backpack, including some special gifts and his beloved Baggy Green, did not make it to Sydney Airport from Melbourne, where the second Test took place. Describing the sentimental value of the cap, Warner urged those responsible to return it, emphasizing its importance as he prepares for his final Test appearance.
In the video, Warner expressed his disappointment, stating, “It’s something I’d love to have in my hands walking out there this week.” Despite the setback, he offered a spare backpack to the person responsible, urging them to contact Cricket Australia or himself through social media. Warner emphasized his willingness to exchange the spare backpack for the return of his treasured Baggy Green.
Having already consulted with Qantas, the airline responsible for transporting the team’s bags between cities, and the Quay West hotel in Melbourne, where the team stayed, Warner acknowledged the challenges in the investigation, stating, “We’ve gone through CCTV footage, they’ve got some blind spots apparently.”
This unexpected turn of events adds a layer of emotion and uncertainty to Warner’s farewell Test, as he seeks the return of his iconic Baggy Green, a symbol of his illustrious cricketing career.