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David Warner, finding a way to score

David Warner has served Australian cricket well across formats over the last decade.

Consistent performer

There are players who are so good and for such a long period of time that people don’t appreciate them enough. David Warner is one such player.

The southpaw has now scored over 7000 test runs at an average of close to 50 and a strike rate of 72.34 with 24 centuries and 31 half centuries in test cricket which is sensational.

In ODIs and T20 cricket also, he has been bang for buck for Australia.

Warner played a major role in getting Australia off to an electric start in Ashes 2020-2021 with a couple of 90s.

Playing through pain

After a painful blow from Ben Stokes in the first test match, Warner was close to missing the second test match. However, despite the pain, he decided to play and delivered with the bat.

“I was pretty close to not playing, but unless I have no leg I am not going to not walk out on the field,” Warner said. “I probably showed that last year. The same thing, you don’t want to miss a Test for your country. If you can get out on the park, I will do everything I can to do that. A couple of painkillers I did have a local this morning just before I went out to bat. Probably hurt more than what the ribs are at the moment. I was always going to get out in the park as best as I could. And obviously if I had the doctor handy it was going to work.”

Taking care of the Broad threat

Warner had a pretty torrid time against Stuart Broad and company in Ashes 2019 in England but he turned things around in his own backyard, and how.

“The injury doesn’t feel great, but at the end of the day I had a Test match to play and there is a series on the line and I wanted to commit to that. You’ve got to hold your shape and if you miss it, you miss it. So be it, and then you’re happy to get out. You know, if you nick a good ball as long as you’re not following it.  I think if you look at seven dismissals in England, I probably played at some I didn’t have to. He had some good balls there. There is no real difference. In England he got the ball to dart back quite sharply.”

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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