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Home / Cricket / Obsession with Baggy Green evokes verbal diarrhoea: Shane Warne

Obsession with Baggy Green evokes verbal diarrhoea: Shane Warne

Warne said his love for the country isn’t limited to a cap.

cricket Updated: May 11, 2020, 16:05 IST
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Shane Warne put his Baggy Green up for auction to generate funds for the Australian Bushfire victims.
Shane Warne put his Baggy Green up for auction to generate funds for the Australian Bushfire victims.(IANS)

Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne hit out at the country’s obsession with the Baggy Green cap, which to him, evokes ‘verbal diarrhoea’ from its followers. Although Warne launched a scathing attack on this obsession, he stated it doesn’t mean he didn’t like playing for Australia.

Warne’s love for the country isn’t limited to a cap, according to the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.

“I always believed that you didn’t have to wear the Baggy Green cap to say how much you loved playing cricket for Australia,” Warne told Triple M radio station as per au.sports.yahoo.com. “I loved playing cricket for Australia, and I didn’t need to wear that cap or have that verbal diarrhoea about it, I just enjoyed playing cricket for Australia. I always felt that if I wore a white floppy hat or wore my Baggy Green cap it meant exactly the same, I was playing for Australia.”

Warne also recalled an incident from 2001 when the team was asked to wear the cap while sitting in audience at a Wimbledon final.

“I didn’t need to wear it to Wimbledon, which was just sickening, that they’d wear it to Wimbledon,” Warne said. “I actually refused, myself and Mark Waugh refused, but some of those other guys, yeah, they wore it. Sitting at Wimbledon in your green Baggy Green cap, come on mate, please. That was embarrassing.”

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