Although Australia faced initial setbacks in the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 with two losses. They gained momentum under the leadership of Pat Cummins as the tournament advanced. In the ultimate showdown against hosts India in Ahmedabad, Australia showcased their top-tier performance, outplaying the Rohit Sharma-led team. Despite India being the favoured team due to a 10-match winning streak, Australia elevated their game. Securing their sixth Cricket World Cup title. And one of the hero of Australian cricket team is David Warner.
Following the Cricket World Cup final, Australia has faced a wave of criticism on social media. A recent example is a user on X directing a statement to David Warner stating, “@davidwarner31 In past Australian players were very arrogant but after winning this world cup they will become more arrogant.”
David Warner retirement
Ricky Ponting is an ICC Hall of Famer and former Australian captain. He believes that batsman Cameron Bancroft is in the forefront to take over from David Warner. As well as Usman Khawaja in the top order of Australia’s Test batting lineup.
Earlier this year, Warner declared his intention to conclude his remarkable Test career. After the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Test against Pakistan next year. As he readies for the concluding chapter of his journey in whites. Several openers are vying for a spot in the Australian team.
Rickey Ponting on Warner’s replacement
As reserve batters on recent tours to India and England, Marcus Harris and Matthew Renshaw have been in use. But Ponting believes that Bancroft has risen to the forefront of the selection hierarchy. Bancroft’s outstanding form at the domestic level in Australia over the past few years is responsible for this shift.
During the 2022/23 summer in Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield competition, the 31-year-old notched up four centuries. And emerged as the leading run-scorer, a feat he continues to replicate in the current season.
Bancroft secured his position as the leading run-scorer by amassing 945 runs at an average of 59.06. Including four centuries and a fifty in 11 matches.
Throughout his first-class career, Bancroft has accumulated 9,389 runs at an average of 39.12. Boasting 25 centuries and 33 fifties across 261 innings. His highest score stands at an unbeaten 228.
The batter’s performance in Australian Test matches hasn’t been particularly impressive. With 446 runs scored in 10 Tests at an average of 26.23. He has managed just three fifties in 18 innings with his highest score being 82*.
Although Bancroft hasn’t played for Australia since 2019. Ponting anticipates that the in-form right-hander will receive another opportunity at the international level.
Ponting stated on Thursday during an interview with Australian radio station SEN, as quoted by ICC, “If you look at those three guys. I think it is quite clear that Bancroft is the one that has got the runs on the board. And I would not be surprised if they (selectors) go that way.”
Sophistication in David Warner twitter reply
Responding to a social media user who suggested that Australian cricketers would become more arrogant after their 2023 World Cup victory, senior player David Warner promptly dismissed the claim on X (formerly Twitter). Warner questioned the troll, asking if they had personally met any of the Australian players or if they were simply using the platform as an opportunity to express frustration.
The accomplished opener responded in a stylish manner, saying, “did you meet some of the players or is this just a keyboard opportunity to vent.”
😂😂😂 did you meet some of the players or is this just a keyboard opportunity to vent. https://t.co/Szv04xK9Ik
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) November 30, 2023
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Born on October 27, 1986, in Paddington, a suburb in eastern Sydney, Warner initiated his cricket journey at the age of five. Notably, he achieved the distinction of being the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to debut in international cricket before making his mark in the first-class format.
In 2015, David Warner married Candice, a retired Australian professional iron woman and surf life saver who has made appearances on various Australian TV shows. The couple shares three daughters. Last year, Candice gained prominence on social media due to her amusing TikTok videos featuring her family.
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David Warner, actively participates in all formats of international cricket, representing his national team. At the domestic level, he plays for New South Wales and Sydney Thunder, while in the Indian Premier League, Warner is a part of the Delhi Capitals franchise. Known for his fearless approach, especially as an opening batsman, he is considered one of the most audacious players in contemporary cricket. As of now, his net worth is approximated to be $13 million or ₹106.6 crores.