Australian batsman David Warner takes to Twitter to solve cricket bat mystery

David Warner took to social media on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to hunt down a person suspected of stealing one of his bats in the hours before his return to the Australian team.

Accused: The image posted by David Warner (pixelated by Fairfax Media).
Accused: The image posted by David Warner (pixelated by Fairfax Media). Photo: Twitter: @davidwarner31

The new father used his official Twitter account to appeal for help in retrieving one of his bats, posting a picture of a person he accused of trying to sell it online.

The picture showed 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.

After the initial post was retweeted more than 200 times in less than two hours, the hunt was over.


"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," Warner tweeted.

Warner, who recently took time out from cricket to celebrate the birth of his second daughter Indi Rae, will open the batting for Australia in their fourth ODI clash with India in Canberra on Wednesday (2:20pm AEDT).

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.

Accused: The image posted by David Warner. with AAP