2nd Astest, Day 1: David Warner passes his gloves to a young cricket fan.© Twitter
David Warner made the day of a young cricket fan on the first day of the ongoing second Ashes Test match on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Despite opening partner Marcus Harris’ cheap loss, Warner dug deep to give Australia a good start. However, the southpaw missed a century due to a whisker against England. Warner scored 95 runs off 167 balls. He was sacked by Ben Stokes in the 65th over. As he made his way to the locker room, the reckless batter handed his gloves to a young boy in the stands, who was visibly delighted by the exchange.
Here’s the video of the moment:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 16, 2021
The post was well received by fans who applauded Warner’s heartwarming gesture.
One user commented: “People need to appreciate this man more, what a player we’ve all enjoyed watching over the years”.
Warner’s action-packed innings spanned 11 fours and looked like he would reach his barrel, but in the second pitch of the 65th over, Stokes threw a short ball, outside off. Warner tried to cut it hard, but it went straight to Stuart Broad on covers, who made no mistake.
With Warner leaving, the responsibility now rests with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. The duo are currently undefeated with Labuschagne approaching a century.
This was the second time in as many tests that Warner missed a century. During Australia’s first innings in the first Test, Warner was sacked for 94 runs off 176 deliveries. The hosts won the match by nine wickets at The Gabba.
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