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Shane Warne’s flipper on Baggy Green

The 50-year-old leg spinner recently auctioned his national cap for bushfire relief efforts

By PTI in Melbourne
  • Published 12.05.20, 6:39 AM
  • Updated 12.05.20, 6:39 AM
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Shane Warne Telegraph picture

He has parted with it to raise money for bushfire relief but the legendary Shane Warne doesn’t miss his ‘Baggy Green’ one bit, reiterating that the prized Australian Test cap evokes “verbal diarrhoea” among its admirers and he can never be one of them.

Warne, who played 145 Tests for Australia, said he loved playing for his country and it didn’t matter whether he did that wearing the Baggy Green or a floppy hat.

“I always believed that you didn’t have to wear the Baggy Green cap to say how much you loved playing cricket for Australia,” the iconic spinner said on Triple M, a Melbourne-based radio station. “I loved playing cricket for Australia, and I didn’t need to wear that cap or have that verbal diarrhoea about it.”

The 50-year-old Warne recently auctioned his Baggy Green for bushfire relief efforts.

Australian cricket greats have spoken about the importance of the Baggy Green in Amazon Prime’s documentary The Test.