To silence critics and question his form and place in the team, Australia’s star opener David Warner scored 164 in 211 balls against Pakistan in Perth on 14 December. This also marked his 26th Test century.
Johnson’s doubts and Warner’s reaction:
Before the Test, former Australian Mitchell Johnson had raised doubts about Warner’s form. He even raised doubts about Warner getting a champion’s send-off, citing the batsman’s form. Johnson’s column in the Western Australian even sparked a pre-series controversy over Warner’s connection to the 2018 ball-tampering controversy.
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However, in a post-match chat with Adam Gilchrist, Warner explained that there is nothing better than silencing critics through performance.
Warner’s record against Pakistan, especially at home, continues to shine, as he has made five centuries in his last six innings against them, including an unbeaten 335.
David Warner has been the backbone of the Australian batting system and he announced that this Test series would be his last. His outstanding performance made it clear that the legend was leaving on his terms.
As Warner celebrates his century with a ‘shut up’, social media users and fans have praised his resilience. Being one of the best in the business as well, Warner Action has invited critics to join in the celebration.
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Published: 14 December 2023 06:39 PM IST