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John Buchanan disagrees to label Australian opener David Warner as a ‘great’
By SMCS - Jan 9, 2024 12:18 pm
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Former Australia head coach John Buchanan has said that David Warner cannot be categorized as the great of the game. While Buchanan stated that his performances have been exceptional, he also feels he hasn’t done anything unrivalled. However, Warner retired from Test and ODI cricket with more than 15,000 runs as well.

David Warner
David Warner

Speaking to SEN Breakfast, Buchanan said: “I think he’s certainly performed exceptionally well throughout this career, he sits on 8000+ runs, he’s played over 100 Test matches, over 160 ODIs and nearly 100 T20s. On performance base, he’s right up there. But greats of the game, in my opinion, are people that really do and have done something exceptional that others just can’t match, so therefore you automatically go to the Bradmans, McGraths, Warnes, they’re the greats in my opinion. Others come close, but are just not in that category and I don’t see Warner in that category.”

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The veteran also played a key role in Australia’s both World Cup victories and their only World T20 title win as well. At the post-match presentation of his final Test, David Warner also said that he hopes for the youngsters to follow in his footsteps and take Test cricket seriously.

David Warner
David Warner lost his baggy green

He stated, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo: “[Would like to be remembered as] exciting, entertaining, and I hope I put a smile on everyone’s face with the way that I played and hopefully the young kids out there can follow in my footsteps. White-ball cricket to Test cricket. It’s the pinnacle of our sport. So keep working hard to play the red-ball game because it’s entertaining as well.”