In terms of cricket, David Warner was definitely a national treasure. Warner’s outstanding batting accomplishments for Australia in all three forms will always be overshadowed by his participation as the main character in the 2018 Newlands ball-tampering affair and his significance in the accompanying cultural crisis in Australian cricket. David Warner produced one of the most remarkable debuts in the annals of international cricket when he hit an unbelievable 89 (43 balls) in a T20 match against South Africa without despite playing in a single First-Class game. The circumstances of the innings, coming as it did following Australia’s demoralizing home Test series loss in 2008–09, decided to make it all the more extraordinary.
Despite not receiving a sanction from the ICC, Warner was stripped of the vice-captaincy, banned from leadership positions for life, and given a 12-month suspension from worldwide and Australian domestic cricket. This has had significant influence on the team’s performance. But this couldn’t stop him from glowing on to the field.
He made a triumphant resurgence for the 2019 World Cup before having a record-breakingly bad Ashes, when he scored just 95 runs in 10 innings. Later that year, he made a comeback by hitting an undefeated 335 against Pakistan in Adelaide, establishing himself as the “second-highest Test score by an Australian” and winning the Allan Border Medal and this was also featured in world cricket latest news.
Warner had made a name for himself as one of the greatest all-format openers in the world before to his suspension. When Steven Smith was rested in the Test and ODI teams in 2015, he was chosen vice-captain in recognition of his experience, and he successfully led the limited-overs sides. For the guy who, two years prior, had received a warning from Twitter after engaging in a confrontation with two journalists and had been suspended by Cricket Australia for hitting England’s Joe Root in a Birmingham pub, things had taken a surprising turn. For a player who made his international debut in 2008-09 as a T20 specialist, it represented the culmination of an incredible journey. He was the first Australian to make his national team debut since 1877, before playing first-class cricket.
The world was brought aware of his brilliance by his magnificent 89 from 43 balls on his T20I debut against South Africa, but few at the time anticipated that he would also become an important Test player. He made his ODI debut in Hobart against the South Africans after having success in T20. In just his second ODI, Warner’s aggressive 69 looked to reaffirm his extraordinary talent. But as the ODIs went on, his form declined, and he was dropped until he managed to claw his way back into the team. He kept up his impressive play in the T20 variant of the game, and he was one of the few bright lights during Australia’s elimination from the World T20 in England in the first round in 2009.
In 2011, Warner was one of several options when a spot opened up in the Australian Test team. He has been a consistent component of the ODI lineup up until that point. Warner made his mark in Hobart with a professional life century after a disappointing start at the Gabba. If the effort in Hobart demonstrated tenacity and perseverance, he displayed another aspect of his batting prowess by hurling a listless Indian bowling attack to every corner of the WACA during a remarkable 180-run career-high. He made his debut in the baggy green against New Zealand at the Gabba, and in his second game, he managed something Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden had never been able to do: carry his bat through a Test inning. Although his immaculate 123 in Hobart could not stop a historic New Zealand victory, his patience in trying circumstances revealed another side to his batting. His aggressive and composed batting stance always perplexed the opposing bowlers.
Later that summer, after playing India at the WACA, he scored a completely different sort of century—one off just 69 balls. Warner was by far the finest Test opener in the world in the seven years between his debut and the suspension. He had a successful series T20 career outside of international cricket, particularly in the IPL, and in 2021 he became just about the fourth hitter to surpass 10,000 runs in T20.
Rough starting in Ashes –
He ran riot during the Ashes series in Australia in 2013–14, finishing as the series’ leading run-scorer. He tallied 523 runs from five games, averaging 58.11, with two hundreds and two fifty-plus scores. Despite his valour, Delhi did not keep him for the 2014 IPL season, and Hyderabad later purchased him in the auctions in February 2014 for a whopping sum of Rs 5.5 crores.
Warner outperformed his own performance in The Ashes 2013–14 by again leading the three-match Test series against South Africa, the No. 1 rated side, in runs scored. His stunning 543 runs from six innings at an average of 90.50, which featured three hundreds, two of which came in the most recent Test, was a record-breaking. He was appropriately titled the Series’ Man.
Warner maintained his success across all forms and added a magnificent hundred in the opening Test of Australia’s 2014 tour of the UAE. He made a fifty against South Africa there in home ODI series to maintain his form, and he crushed three hundreds against India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2014–15 to severely harm the invaders. His blazing 178 versus Afghanistan was one of his 345 runs in 8 games, which enabled Australia record 417 on the board—the biggest World Cup total ever.
In the 8th edition of IPL, Warner was given the mind-blowing opportunity to lead the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s. Warner saw some difficulties facing the swinging ball during the 2015 Ashes in England, much like most of his teammates. The lanky Australian collected several tough blows and finished in the top three run scorers for his team during the crucial series. The pocket-rocket, meanwhile, had a remarkable home summer (2016), scoring 3 consecutive hundreds against the Kiwis, for which he was duly rewarded Man of the Series. This was a glimpse of his personal and professional life which made him such great personality as he is right now.
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