Australian opener David Warner missed a well-deserved century again as he fell short of just 5 runs in the 1st innings of the ongoing pink-ball Test in Adelaide Oval. Warner who looked fuming at his dismissal however made a young fan’s day memorable as he gifted him the batting gloves on his way back to the changing room.
A short clip shared by Cricket Australia’s official Instagram handle shows David Warner gifting his batting gloves to a young fan who was standing near the advertisement board over the ropes. The little gesture from Warner made the young fan’s day as the Cricket Australia captioned it: Day = made! That’s one lucky fan!
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David Warner was playing with an injury and resurrected Australia’s innings that faced an early blow at just the score of 4 when Stuart Broad removed Marcus Harris in the eighth over. Warner then stitched 150+ runs partnership with Marnus Labuschagne and steadied the innings. However, the right-handed batsman couldn’t complete his century as he holed out to Stuart Broad at the cover position on Ben Stokes’s short and wide ball.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 16, 2021
Though he has missed the well-deserved centuries in two consecutive innings, Warner has been in terrific form for quite some time now. He was player of the tournament in the T20 WC 2021 and has continued his form in the red-ball too.
David Warner’s last 5 innings (T20 + Test)
- 2nd Test – Ashes in Adelaide – 95
- 1st Test – Ashes in Brisbane – 94
- AUS vs NZ – T20 WC Final – 53
- AUS vs PAK – T20 WC Semi-final – 49
- WI vs AUS – T20 WC Super 12 – 89*
Looking at his terrific form, David Warner is going to be one of the top picks in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auctions. Warner is amongst one of the top run-scorer in the cash-rich tournament. The speculations are also rife that the destructive Australian opener is on the radar for the leadership roles in the two newly added franchises.