Veteran Australia batter David Warner scored a stunning double-century during the second Test against South Africa. He was praised by many former cricketers and experts for playing a great knock at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. When he returned with a bang, he came under the scanner for the wrong reason. However, David Warner had to face severe criticism after a photo of his shoe became viral, featuring the names of his wife and daughters as well.
However, David Warner became just the 10th player in the history of cricket to score a double century in his 100th Test. He is just the second Australian cricketer to achieve the milestone. Warner is only behind former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and also became only the second cricketer to score a century in both his 100th ODI and 100th Test as well. The veteran is now the eighth Aussie batter to score eight thousand-plus runs in Test cricket as well. Notably, he ended a nearly three-year century drought after a knock of 200 off 255 deliveries in the first innings of the second Test which was also his first Test century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2020 as well. He has scored 8122 runs after playing 100 Tests with 25 centuries and 34 half-centuries as well.
In the shoe of Warner, there are names written of his wife & daughters. pic.twitter.com/9nYkWL9LRT
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 29, 2022
“Phenomenal achievement from the boys to get the job done. We saw some crazy stuff from Green and Starc, and also a fantastic hundred by Carey. 100th Test in front of a packed MCG, what a match it turned out to be. The knock will be right up there for me. I always knew I had it in me to perform on the big stage,” David Warner said during the post-match presentation.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Is there not a better place to write their names ?
— Ramya S (@RamyaS03623304) December 29, 2022
— Sairus (@Bojackchan_) December 29, 2022
Wrong move I guess
— 💙✧♡ABHI♡✧💙 (@hitman_Rohit_07) December 29, 2022
— Mr Wrong 🥶 (@wrong_huihui) December 29, 2022