Fox Sports Australia – The famous dark green cap — handed out to just 455 men in over 140 years of the sport — goes hand-in-hand with most great Test cricketing stories.
- I believed you didn’t need a baggy green cap to say that you loved playing cricket for Australia,” Warne said.
- Warne said Steve Waugh’s obsession with the cap became “the ultimate embarrassment” when he decided the team should all wear it while supporting Pat Rafter in a match at Wimbledon in 2001.
- “So the guys (who) idolised Steve Waugh, Langer, Hayden, Gilchrist, those type of guys, all wore the baggy green cap to Wimbledon,” Warne scorned.
- Warne labelled former skipper Waugh the most selfish player he ever played with in his latest book, No Spin.
- “I was vice-captain and bowling pretty ordinary and Tugga (Waugh) opened the selection meeting between the two of us and Geoff Marsh, the coach, by saying, ‘Warney, I don’t think you should play this next Test’,” Warne wrote.