Steve Smith’s tattered baggy green has caused quite a stir on social media. Many fans called it a sign of “disrespect for a national icon.” However, the right-handed batter has revealed the real reason for wearing a torn Baggy Green cap. He has blamed the rats in Galle’s locker room.
Captaining Australia’s huge victory in the second Test of the series against the West Indies, Smith was pictured in his rather tattered baggy green.
With 88 tests under his belt since 2010, Smith’s baggy green is a little worse for wear.
The fabric was worn to the brim and hours and days of toil in the field for his country have taken its toll on the iconic cricket cap, with some asking that Smith should get a replacement.
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“I left it overnight in the dressing room in Galle, as I do everywhere, and showed up the next day and rats had reached it I think,” he told The Australian.
“I’m going to try and fix it this week. It’s falling apart.”
Australia will take on South Africa in the three-match test series, which begins at the Gabba in Brisbane from Saturday.