Shane Warne takes a dig at Steve Waugh for baggy green cap obsession

Shane Warne shared a few incidents of his playing days during his commentary stint in The Oval Test © Getty Images

Aug 25, 2013
Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who was often seen sporting a floppy hat during his playing days, has mocked former skipper Steve Waugh for his obsession over the baggy green cap.

”We had this ridiculous thing Steve Waugh brought in,” Warne said, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It was just silly. He said that everyone in the first hour has to wear the green baggy cap. I said to him, ‘I don’t have to wear my green baggy cap to say I enjoyed playing cricket for Australia; I want to wear my white floppy, I feel more comfortable in it ,” he said.

” ‘No, we’re all doing it,’ he said.  I said ‘righto’ .”

”So we used to do it and I used to sit there and sulk at first slip for the first hour wearing this silly baggy green cap. I think it’s fantastic and everyone has pride in wearing the green baggy, but you don’t need to wear it.”

Warne narrated these incidents during commentary at The Oval on Friday.

He also spoke about the Wimbledon 2001 during which Waugh had insisted that the players wore the baggy green to go watch Pat Rafter play Goran Ivanisevic in the men’s singles final.

 ”And just to top it off, I think Pat Rafter made the final at Wimbledon one year here in an Ashes series and [Waugh] wanted everyone to wear the green baggy caps to Wimbledon,” Warne said.

”How ridiculous, and who did it? Justin Langer and a few of the guys wore the green baggy cap to Wimbledon, because they loved playing for Australia, and that’s why they wore the green baggy cap.”

Earlier, Waugh had spoken about the fall out with Warne during the release of his book titled ‘The Meaning of Luck.’