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David Warner celebrates century against Pakistan in Perth Test with ‘silence’, here’s why | He watches – Magazine Creations

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.

Warner’s brilliant innings in Perth showcased his calculated, yet aggressive, moves, leaving fans and pundits surprised.

Warner’s century came on 149 balls, which included 15 fours and a big six. His partnership with Usman Khawaja, who scored 41 runs, led to Australia’s dominance on day one against the visitors.

Celebration style:

Warner, who is very popular for his celebratory jumps, this time placed his fingers on his lips during the celebration, in a sign of a message to his critics. He was even applauded by the audience for his act.

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.

Read also: Australian David Warner switches to right-hander against Ravichandran Ashwin and stuns everyone, watch the video

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.

Farewell series:

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.

clay celebration:

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

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