Australia opener David Warner has shaved his head as a way to show appreciation for those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Like many countries, Australia too has been affected by the virus, infecting more than 4000 people and claiming the lives of 19, and while players around the world have done their bit to help contribute towards the fight against COVID-19, Warner picked up a trimmer to pledge his support. Also Read - Containment Zones in Gurugram Today: Number of Hotspots Decreases From 108 to 104 | Check List
“Been nominated to shave my head in support of those working on the frontline #Covid-19 here is a time lapse. I think my debut was the last time I recall I’ve done this. Like it or not??” read the captain on a video posted by Warner. The Australia opener later posted a picture of his new look on Instagram. Also Read - People Who Stayed Home Before Lockdown Helped Slow COVID-19 Spread
For the challenge, Warner asked his fellow Australia teammates Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Joe Burns, Adam Zampa and India captain Virat Kohli to follow. Not too long ago, Kohli posted a video where he was getting a haircut from wife Anushka Sharma. As for Smith and Zampa, both are pretty fond of their hair and it will be interesting to see whether if/when they respond.
Last week, Warner had posted a video of playing tennis with his daughter and undergoing catching practice in the backyard of his house. Warner, with his racket, strikes the ball, which hits a wall and then he tries to catch it with one hand. Warner captioned the video: “Just trying to keep up the skills with some one-hand catching. Remember soft hands??”
Reappointed as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner was expected to lead the 2016 champions in this year’s IPL but with the tournament not likely to take place this year, the left-hander will have to wait to resume his captain duties. He also opted to pull out of the inaugural edition of ‘The Hundred,’ but reports suggested it had nothing to do with COVID-19 pandemic.