Australian middle-order batsman was found asking for his old baggy green as he said the new cap makes him look like a “train driver”. Smith made this comment while speaking to a correspondent from ABC Sport on the 2nd day of the 2nd test at MCG. Smith said the old baggy green cap has lots of sentiment attached to it and he would like to have the same one back because he does not want to look like a “wagon driver”.
Upon being asked about the rodent-battered baggy green, Smith replied “No I’d like to get it back. It hasn’t gone off yet, but I’ve been talking to the manager. Hopefully, they can send it off and get it fixed because it’s got a lot of sentimental value. I really like the old one, looks like… I look like a train driver with this one”.
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🏏🇦🇺 Aussie batter @SteveSmith49 says he'd like to get his old baggy green fixed soon to avoid "looking like a train driver". 🧢
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The internet went berserk after Smith was spotted wearing the rodent-eaten baggy green during the first day of the Boxing Day test match. Smith’s baggy green was tattered by rats in Galle during Australia’s recent tour to Sri Lanka.
Smith is not the only Aussie player who is reluctant on replacing his baggy green. Former Australian skippers like Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh and opening batter Justin Langer fell in the same category. The most stubborn of these former greats was Steve Waugh who changed his cap in 2002, two years before his retirement. Waugh made his debut in 1985.