David Warner Suffers Injury After A High Intensity Celebration
By CricShots - Dec 27, 2022 6:55 pm
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A lot of batters dream of scoring a hundred in the 100th Test and the Australia opener, David Warner has managed to achieve that too after a century drought of 1089 days. But more than the wait, it has been a tough year for Warner himself with questions about his place in the XI amid his brought patch and the episode on his captaincy ban overturn. But Warner left all his thoughts aside to churn out a brilliant performance against South Africa, to score a record double century in what is his 100th Test match for Australia.

David Warner
David Warner scored a double ton

However, his ecstatic celebration after the knock cut short his innings as he walked back and retired hurt. Earlier this month, Warner had withdrawn his appeal to reduce the captaincy ban amid issues with Cricket Australia. And then after a poor show in the opening Test against South Africa, former skipper, Ricky Ponting had urged him to think about his career deeply and how he wants to end it.

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But Warner silenced all his critics as he played a phenomenal unbeaten knock of 200 off 254 balls in his 100th Test match. He became only the second batter ever to score a double century in their 100th appearance after England’s Joe Root had pulled off that rare and magnificent feat against India last year in Chennai.

Just like his hundred, David Warner got to his 200 as well with a boundary, but this time against Lungi Ngidi. He immediately goes down on his knees and pumps his fists with absolute delight as Melbourne was eagerly waiting for the landmark. Warner even managed to do his trademark jump celebration, but in a bid injured himself.

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David Warner was seen clutching his thighs before calling for some medical attention. He was later helped away off the field as the Melbourne crowd continued to clap for Warner.

Here is the video of the celebration from David Warner:

If Warner does walk out to bat again in this innings or in the next, he will have the chance to become the highest run-getter in player’s 100th appearance. He presently stands third behind Ricky Ponting’s 263 and Root’s 218.