The second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 sees Pakistan and Australia go head-to-head. While the horror movie ends with Matthew Wadeoutrageous spoons, it was David Warner who stole the program. Warner played a quick knock-out 49 times as he smashed three quads and many sixs.
While the innings themselves were a spectacle, his uncanny shot against Mohammed Hafeez was the highlight of the 30 innings. Warner hit Hafeez with a terrible 6 on the first ball of the round of 16 when it slipped out of the pitcher’s hand and bounced twice before reaching the batter. Warner toss it into the stands because it’s called a ban.
David Warner breaks silence as ex-players question his sportsmanship
While the shot left fans in awe, some former players questioned whether the shot was in keeping with the spirit of the game. Specifically the former Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh among others raised questions about the messages it sent. While many felt it was a mistake from Hafeez, David Warner felt that it was a ploy by the veteran to penetrate his skin.
“Not by mistake,Warner can be seen answering the man, shaking his head. “He’s trying to see what I’m going to do. So he would have a cup and stop, to see if I would go down to the wicket, to see what I would do,“He added. “That’s what happened.“
David Warner accumulated 289 runs in seven innings with an average above 48 when he was rated Player of the Tournament. With Aaron Finch making a mistake, Warner shouldered the full responsibility as he helped Australia win their first ever T20 World Cup trophy. Warner played a couple of brilliant innings in the semifinals and finals to send a message ahead of the big auction.
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