David Warner in 'lovely' gesture for fan amid epic SCG farewell against Pakistan

In his final farewell match, David Warner gave away a prized possession.

David Warner hands his gloves to a fan and Warner walks on the field.
David Warner (pictured left) gave one young fan his gloves in his final innings for Australia at the SCG. (Images: SportStar/Getty Images)

David Warner was able to complete his half-century playing all the shots in his arsenal in his final innings for Australia and he also made one young fan's day in the process. Pakistan handed Warner a guard of honour as he walked out onto the field to chase the target of 130 to help Australia to a 3-0 clean sweep of the cricket series.

Usman Khawaja paid the ultimate respect for Warner and gave him the spotlight as he strode to the pitch for his final innings. And Warner immediately got to work as he took on the Pakistan quicks in emphatic fashion.

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"This is vintage Warner," Kerry O'Keefe said as Warner threw the bat at nearly every ball. A reverse sweep for four and a ramp shot were just some of the highlights in his half-century knock.

Fans were on their feet at the SCG as Warner turned back the clock to muscle out an exciting knock to put to an end his 12-year career in the baggy green. Pakistan survived the onslaught to make lunch on day four.

And Warner, as he has done in recent years, found a devoted fan and handed the young boy his gloves when he walked into the members stand for lunch. Warner finished his career on 57 runs before being dismissed for the last time. He then handed another young fan his gloves and his helmet, which was a huge gesture. Fans praised the moment with the two young fans taking home the prized possession amid Warner's last innings.

Earlier in the day, Warner spoke to Mark Howard ahead of play and hoped the Australia public could look at him in a different light compared to earlier in his career. “I think a lot of people don’t get to see or meet or know the person. From when I first started, I was that chirpy little fella that was out there,” Warner said on Fox Cricket on Saturday.

“That was my role in the team. my role in the team was to go out there and get under the batter’s skin and the opposition’s skin and yeah, it did boost me a little bit because they came at me when I batted. But they saw it early days. and I think your first impression, you don’t get a second chance at that and you know, I’ve tried to rebuild that trust and faith.”

David Warner celebrates reaching his half century.
David Warner (pictured) scored a half-century in his final ever innings. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

David Warner's baggy green returned amid drama

Lots of drama surrounded Warner's missing baggy green hat ahead of his final test match at the SCG. Warner said his baggy greens had been taken from his Australian bag while the team was in transit from Melbourne to Sydney for the series finale. He was forced to wear a new cap on the first day of the Test against Pakistan, but on Friday morning he revealed that the two baggy greens he previously wore were back in his possession.

"It's a load off my shoulders going into the last couple of days," Warner said. "Any cricketer knows how special their cap is and I'll cherish this for the rest of my life.

"I'm very grateful to all those involved in locating it, the Qantas team, the freight company, the hotel and our own team management. I really appreciate it so thank you all."

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