The lucky fan who earned a piece of Warner history

David Warner has officially finished his Test career – and one lucky fan will have a special memory of the Australian opener’s farewell match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

After a lengthy career in the baggy green, the 37-year-old bowed out on Saturday afternoon, scoring a quickfire 57 to help the Aussies secure a series whitewash against Pakistan.

In front of his friends and family in Sydney – as well as thousands of raucous fans – Warner took one final walk up the famous race after being dismissed by Sajid Khan late in his side’s run chase.

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During his journey to the changerooms, Warner would take off his gloves and helmet and hand them to one lucky fan, who has since been revealed as 12-year-old Brody Quin.

“I just got up there and got through. The kids were trying to push me but I got it,” the aspiring cricket told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I knew he was going to give someone the gloves but I didn’t think he’d give me his helmet.

“I just ran straight away … other kids were trying to grab them. I might have to get security to escort me back to the car.”

His step-father Richard Cohen took to social media to share pictures of Brody on the SCG outfield post-game, holding onto his new-found pieces of memorabilia.

Picking up a piece of game-worn gear from any Test cricketer is something special for any young fan, but to receive both the gloves and helmet with the Australian emblem on the front of one of the country’s all-time greats in his final game is incredibly rare. 

Speaking during the post-match ceremony, Warner thanked the fans for all of their support during his 13 years in the Test lineup. 

“To come here in front of your home crowd with the support they’ve shown me and the Australian cricket team over the last decade of my career, I can’t thank them enough,” he said.

“We’re in the entertainment business and I’m just happy to come out here and showcase what I try to do all the time.

“I hope I put a smile on everyone’s faces with the way I’ve played and hopefully the young kids out there can follow in my footsteps.

“Without you guys, we aren’t able to do what we do.”

Warner’s time in both the Test and ODI arena may have come to an end, but the left-hander is expected to feature in this year’s T20 World Cup in the green and gold, as well as playing for the Sydney Thunder in the BBL competition.

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