The veteran Australian opener, David Warner has always been the crowd favorite. He loves interacting with the fans on and off the field irrespective of the circumstances he had been privy to. On the opening day of the ongoing 2nd Ashes 2021-22 Test in Adelaide, Warner was playing tremendously and was five runs short of his 25th Test hundred.
Unfortunately, David Warner found the only fielder standing in the offside, Stuart Broad at the score of 95, and handed him a simple catch, trying to find a boundary. The disappointment on his face was visible as he began to walk off the field with both hands trying to console his head and teary eyes. Warner fell in the nineties for two times in a row.
Even though his face was down, David Warner didn’t fail to notice the kids in the stands trying to get a glimpse of him when he was nearing the boundary ropes. Warner instantly took out his batting gloves and gave the gloves to one of the kids. Even when Warner was sad to miss on a hundred, he didn’t fail to put a smile on the kid’s face.
Here is the video of the incident:
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David Warner’s action-packed innings included 11 fours and it looked like he will be completing his century quite comfortably but in the second delivery of the 65th over, Stokes bowled a short ball, outside off. David Warner tried to cut it hard but it went straight to Stuart Broad at covers, who made no mistake.
With the dismissal of David Warner, the onus now lies on Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. The duo is currently unbeaten with Labuschagne edging closer to a century.