David Warner once again showcased his batting brilliance in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The Australian opener delivered a scintillating performance, treating fans to a whirlwind fifty against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
Warner’s journey in the World Cup did not commence on a high note. In the first three innings, he managed scores of 41, 13, and 11. However, the seasoned opener has found his form at the perfect moment for his team. In the fourth game against Pakistan, he unleashed a blazing 163 runs, partnering with Mitchell Marsh in a record-breaking 259-run stand.
He continued his remarkable run with a century, scoring 104 runs against the Netherlands. In the latest showdown against New Zealand, Warner, along with his opening partner Travis Head, unleashed a whirlwind batting spectacle at the HPCA Stadium.
David Warner doing Pushpa Dance in Dharamsala 🔥🧡
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David Warner achieved a 28-ball fifty, while Head reached this milestone in just 25 balls. The Australian star appeared poised to secure his third consecutive century. Fans eagerly awaited this feat, anticipating Warner’s famous celebration, inspired by the “Pushpa” movie.
Regrettably, Warner fell short of his century, departing after an explosive 81 runs off 65 balls, featuring five fours and six sixes. Later in the match, he delighted fans at the HPCA Stadium by performing the iconic Pushpa dance. As he approached the boundary, the DJ played the song from the movie, and David Warner couldn’t resist showcasing the movie-inspired dance moves.
In the context of the game, Head’s exceptional performance was pivotal, as he notched up a century in 65 balls, laying the foundation for Australia’s formidable total of 388 runs. In response, New Zealand found themselves at 120 for 2 after 17 overs at the time of writing this report. David Warner’s resurgence in form has undoubtedly been a game-changer for Australia, and his explosive batting continues to light up the World Cup.