George Bailey has declared the canary yellow wide-brimmed floppy hat is here to stay and believes it could even become as iconic as the baggy green in years to come.
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When Bailey donned a yellow floppy hat in Tuesday's one-dayer against India, there was no shortage of love for it on social media, as cricketers and fans made it clear they wanted to get their hands on one, more or less because players in limited-overs cricket only wear caps as opposed to the option of a baggy cap or wide-brim in the Test arena.
At a time when the importance and value of one-day cricket is being questioned, a simple hat may be the spark this dying format needs - or that is at least what Bailey thinks.
"I imagine in ten or fifteen years the coloured floppy will have the same sort of significance as the baggy green," Bailey joked during his post-match press conference.
"We've been pushing for years to bring back the coloured floppy. I think there will be youngsters wanting to don the floppy and it has that sort of power. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a few more boys wearing them in game two."
The thought of an entire slips cordon of yellow floppies is one that no doubt Australuan cricket fans would love to see.
Injured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins tweeted that he thought Bailey's fashion was "so good" but admitted he wished it was "terry towelling".
Terry towelling - the style of bucket hat worn by many cricket fans in the crowd made with a fabric that can absorb large amounts of water - was also given the tick of approval by Bailey who "absolutely" wanted to see a terry towelling revolution.
"It's a fabric that isn't used enough, across not just on the sporting field, but in general life," Bailey said.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see Cricket Australia's merchandise department make the most of this latest trend.
Bring out Bailey and his floppy hat, he'll get the job done! #AUSvIND— Adam Tomlinson (@adamtomlinson20) January 12, 2016
Australian debutant rankings so far: 1. George Bailey's hat 2. Scott Boland 3. Joel Paris #AUSvIND— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) January 12, 2016
This George Bailey yellow floppy debate isn't the first time he's been at the centre of a fashion controversy... pic.twitter.com/1np0cqytyS— Ben Wise (@BenWiseMelb) January 12, 2016
George Bailey's floppy hat the only highlight from the Aussies bowling. #AUSvIND— ed kavalee (@mredkavalee) January 12, 2016