Warner uses Twitter in hunt for bat thief

2016-01-20 20:12
David Warner (AFP)

Cape Town - Australian batsman David Warner has jumped on Twitter to hunt down a person suspected of stealing one of his bats in the hours before he makes his return to the Australian team.

According to the Stuff website, Warner used Twitter on Wednesday to appeal for help in retrieving one of his bats, posting a picture of a person he has accused of trying to sell it online.

The picture shows a man holding two bats, one significantly thicker than the other and brandishing tape around its middle.

"Does anyone know this bloke. One of my bats have been taken from my bag and he is flogging it online" read the accompanying caption.

Warner made his return to the international fray in the fourth one-day international against India at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Wednesday, scoring 93 off 92 balls.

The 29-year-old and wife Candice celebrated the birth of their second child Indi Rae last week with the opener skipping Australia's second win over India in Brisbane and the series-sealing success at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last Sunday.

Indi Rae is the second child for the Warners, whose eldest daughter Ivy Mae was born in 2014.

Later, Warner posted an update on his Twitter account, writing: "We have found the bat. He thought it would be a joke to take a pic and pretend to sell it online. He did not steal it he just took a pic"

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