David Warner picks KL Rahul as his favorite Indian batsman

David Warner of Australia
David Warner of Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hard hitting Australian opener David Warner certainly knows the best ways to stay connected with his fans. He is one of the most active cricketers on the social media and is loved by the fans for his frequent updates. Recently, the southpaw took some time out have a Question and Answer session with his fans on Twitter. As one could expect, tweets came in flooding asking Warner about his game, interests and some off-beat questions too. Among the most notable ones, the questions about cricket caught the attention of many.

He picked his favorite players during the conversation and showered praises on the hospitality that he is getting in India at the moment. The Australian team is currently touring India for a 4 match Test series assignment. Much against all expectations, the visitors stunned the hosts in the first Test at Pune. Now, they are having their time off the field to relax and get back to the drawing board soon for the second Test to be played at Bengaluru on March 4.


Hence it was the ideal time for David Warner to have an interactive session with his fans on the social media. One of the followers asked him about the funniest cricketer he has ever played with. Surprisingly, Warner took the name of his IPL team mate Bipul Sharma. The Indian all-rounder plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL – the side that Warner led to the IPL title last yet.

An off the track question was yorked at him asking if he would do a Bollywood movie like his former team mate Brett Lee. Warner was quick to say that he will not do it unless asked to. The reason was pretty honest – “tora tora Hindi”.

When asked to share his thoughts on former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, the Aussie opener remarked, “What a cricketer”. He chose pacer Wahab Riaz as his favorite Pakistani cricketer. Riaz’s hostile spell against Shane Watson in the ICC World Cup 2015 remains afresh in the minds of every cricket fan. Not so surprising enough, Warner picked Hyderabad as his favorite city in India. He definitely knows how to be loyal to the side that he plays for.

The attacking batsman quoted Steve Smith as his favorite batsman and described him in a word – strong. When asked about Virat Kohli, he had a word for him too. He called him ‘genius’. A direct question came in when David Warner was asked to name his favorite Indian bowler and batsman apart from Virat Kohli. Warner chose Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be the bowler and KL Rahul as his favorite Indian batsman.