David Warner intends to follow Steve Smith’s values when it comes to captaincy
It's about following on from what Steve's values: Warner
Published - Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am | Updated - Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am
Stand-in skipper for Australia in the upcoming games against India in the T20I series, David Warner, stated that he would want to follow the values set by Steve Smith, who departed for Australia after sustaining a shoulder injury while fielding against India in the 5th ODI at Nagpur.
Australia already trails the 3-match T20I series by 1-0 before taking on India in the 2nd T20I to be held at the brand new stadium at Assam Cricket Association’s Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati.
David Warner has had a successful captaincy stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL during the 2016 season, where the Laxman-coached side clinched their first title in history.
It’s about following on from what Steve’s values: Warner
“From my point of view, it’s about following on from what Steve’s values are and the standards of the team and what we do to respect him, I try to follow down the same key messages to the guys so we’re preparing as best as we can to go out on the field we’re doing our best and that’s all I can do to the best of my ability. It’s up to the player to follow directions,” commented Warner according to Cricbuzz.
“I think if you ask each individual, you have a sense of responsibility no matter what. It’s not just me It’s not just me but everyone, who puts that captain’s cap on. You’ve got a responsibility, you’ve got to lead your troops. It’s great fun, we enjoy it,” further augmented the 27-year old.
“I enjoy going out there and winning games for my country and whichever team I’m in front of. And if I’m leading it, I’m doing the best of my ability, even more than you normally would just to get the guys in the right direction as a leader,” concluded the newly appointed skipper for Australia. With the change in captaincy personnel, Australia would hope a turnaround in their fortunes in the upcoming games against a formidable Indian lineup.