David Warner is a changed man. While he is still the run-scoring machine as he was in the past, he is no longer that ‘in your face’ cricketer, one who was hell-bent on picking up a fight in the past. The Newlands ball-tampering scandal turned out to be an inflection point in the southpaw’s career.
The incident not only proceeded to take 12 months out of his international career but it also led to a whirlwind criticism for his antics as well as on-field behaviour in general. Many feared that the southpaw will never play for Australia again. Even Warner himself thought the same at that time.
But, as they say, adversity brings out a beast in a champion. And, Warner is a champion. Not only did he make his comeback in the side after the expiration of the ban, but the swashbuckling opener has also been winning over a lot of fans with not only his performances but also with his heartwarming gestures.
Another heartwarming gesture of David Warner was on full show on the fourth day of the SCG Test. The video, where Warner can be seen handing his gloves and helmet to the children as he walked off to the pavilion, was shared by the CEO of Cricket Australia Kevin Roberts.
Roberts took to Twitter where he wrote, “A cricket fan took this short video of @davidwarner31 inspiring the next generation at the SCG the other day. Dave also gave his helmet and gloves to children during the test match. They will remember these gestures forever. Well done Dave.”@CricketAus #GivingBack
A cricket fan took this short video of @davidwarner31 inspiring the next generation at the SCG the other day. Dave also gave his helmet and gloves to children during the test match. They will remember these gestures forever. Well done Dave. @CricketAus #GivingBack pic.twitter.com/NVSWljAtrb
— Kevin Roberts (@KevRobertsCA) January 7, 2020
This is not the first time when David Warner has made such a gesture
Earlier in the summer, the southpaw had done the same after his monumental triple-century against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Coming back to Warner’s on-field performances, the southpaw wound off the what has been a great summer of Test cricket for the former vice-captain with another imperious ton at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Overall, across the five home Tests, Warner racked up a colossal 786 runs at an average of 131 as the Aussies completed a 5-0 sweep of the Test summer.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- ICC announces Men’s ODI, T20I and Test team of the decade
- Country-wise number of overseas players who have featured in IPL
- ‘Me and Kane Williamson doing TikTok videos,’ David Warner reacts to ICC’s isolation game
- Australia vs New Zealand: Justin Langer confirms David Warner’s availability for Boxing Day Test
- David Warner suffers injury scare in the nets session ahead of the boxing day Test against New Zealand