Infotainment Factory: Shamed Warne: 'Made me want to puke'

Trending

>

Post Top Ad

Post Top Ad

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Shamed Warne: 'Made me want to puke'


//

Shane Warne has unloaded on former his teammates’ Baggy Green cap fetish, saying one moment in particular made “me want to puke”.

Warne, promoting his new book in an interview with Michael Vaughan on BBC Radio, said he was “embarrassed by some of the verbal diarrhoea that came out about the Baggy Green cap” during his career.

“The ultimate embarrassment was when Steve Waugh - we went to see Pat Rafter play at Wimbledon and he wanted the whole team to wear it. I looked at Mark Waugh and he said ‘I’m not wearing it’ and I said ‘I’m not wearing it either’.

“So the guys that idolised Steve Waugh – Langer, Hayden, Gilchrist those types of guys, all wear the Baggy Green to Wimbledon. It makes me want to puke to think about that, these guys, grown men, wore baggy green caps to Wimbledon. So I refused.

“Looking back at some of those photos, It was embarrassing to watch.”

Waugh is credited with restoring pride in the Baggy Green, demanding players wear it in the first session of Tests. His own cap was frayed and battered by the time he retired.

Warne, who has had a long running feud with Waugh after missing out on the captaincy to him, added: “I believe that you didn’t need to have a Baggy Green cap to say you loved playing for Australia.

“Myself and Mark Waugh loved wearing a white floppy hat. It gave protection from the sun.

“It felt more comfortable on our head. The Baggy Green was too tight. We didn’t like the look of it on our heads.”

Waugh felt it should be a cherished part of the Australian cricketers’ uniform.

In 2013 he revealed the origins of his views came back on the 1989 tour of England in a video for Cricket Australia.

“I remember at the end of the tour the manager had all these Baggy Green caps left over because not many players had debuted on that series,” Waugh said.

“At the end of the series I remember him handling them out like they were raffle prizes and I thought ‘that doesn’t seem right, the Baggy Green cap with all its history and tradition, you shouldn’t be giving those away’.

“And it really got me thinking, we should revere this cap and almost put it on a pedestal.

“From that moment it was my goal that the Baggy Green cap was something special and was to be treasured and so much so that the players today only get one cap.”

Shane Warne has unloaded on former his teammates’ Baggy Green cap fetish, saying one moment in particular made “me want to puke”.

Warne, promoting his new book in an interview with Michael Vaughan on BBC Radio, said he was “embarrassed by some of the verbal diarrhoea that came out about the Baggy Green cap” during his career.

“The ultimate embarrassment was when Steve Waugh - we went to see Pat Rafter play at Wimbledon and he wanted the whole team to wear it. I looked at Mark Waugh and he said ‘I’m not wearing it’ and I said ‘I’m not wearing it either’.

“So the guys that idolised Steve Waugh – Langer, Hayden, Gilchrist those types of guys, all wear the Baggy Green to Wimbledon. It makes me want to puke to think about that, these guys, grown men, wore baggy green caps to Wimbledon. So I refused.

“Looking back at some of those photos, It was embarrassing to watch.”

Waugh is credited with restoring pride in the Baggy Green, demanding players wear it in the first session of Tests. His own cap was frayed and battered by the time he retired.

Warne, who has had a long running feud with Waugh after missing out on the captaincy to him, added: “I believe that you didn’t need to have a Baggy Green cap to say you loved playing for Australia.

“Myself and Mark Waugh loved wearing a white floppy hat. It gave protection from the sun.

“It felt more comfortable on our head. The Baggy Green was too tight. We didn’t like the look of it on our heads.”

Waugh felt it should be a cherished part of the Australian cricketers’ uniform.

In 2013 he revealed the origins of his views came back on the 1989 tour of England in a video for Cricket Australia.

“I remember at the end of the tour the manager had all these Baggy Green caps left over because not many players had debuted on that series,” Waugh said.

“At the end of the series I remember him handling them out like they were raffle prizes and I thought ‘that doesn’t seem right, the Baggy Green cap with all its history and tradition, you shouldn’t be giving those away’.

“And it really got me thinking, we should revere this cap and almost put it on a pedestal.

“From that moment it was my goal that the Baggy Green cap was something special and was to be treasured and so much so that the players today only get one cap.”

https://ift.tt/2pMObRf
//

No comments:

Post a Comment