After coping a one-year ban for his involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal in 2018, Australian top-order batsman David Warner has made a brilliant comeback to international cricket, not just with the bat but also with his off-the-field activities.
On Tuesday, a video featuring Warner started doing the rounds where the left-handed batsman made a young fan’s day. The fan was in the stands watching Warner’s practice at the SCG. Afer h drill the opener approached the fan and handed him his bat.
Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts posted the heartwarming video on his official Twitter handle and it is winning the internet. He captioned the video as “A cricket fan took this short video of @davidwarner31 inspiring the next generation at the SCG the other day. Dave also gave his helmet and gloves to children during the test match. They will remember these gestures forever. Well done Dave.”
Here is the much-talked-about video:
Warner has been in ominous form since his return to Tests. Not long back, Warner slammed his 24th Test ton as he scored 111* versus New Zealand in the second innings of the third Test. Australia beat New Zealand by 279 runs to end a perfect home summer by winning all the five Tests they played.
Australia whitewashed Pakistan 2-0 before inflicting a 0-3 defeat on New Zealand – all by an innings – to assert their dominance. In 2019, they also retained the Ashes by drawing the series 2-2 in England.