David Warner showers praise on Peter Handscomb for being selfless
Warner went on to become the top scorer of the Australian innings with a gutsy display of batting.
by Soham Author
Published - Sep 7, 2017 3:10 pm | Updated - Sep 7, 2017 3:10 pm
Aussie vice-captain David Warner played a stellar knock of 123 runs in the first inning of the second Test match against Bangladesh. However, things could have different for the left hander and he was involved in a mix up with Peter Handscomb while batting on 99. Handscomb showed an example of his maturity and sacrificed his wicket for the experienced and senior customer, David Warner.
David Warner hailed the attitude of the 26-year-old for being selfless. Speaking about the same to cricket.com.au, Warner told that Handscomb needs to be praised for the act and helping each other out in tough situations are a part of Australia’s preparations.
What Warner had to say:
“It was very selfless of him. As I said to him in the change rooms, it’s one of those things where you try and help your teammate out. We did speak about it between the overs … he said to me, ‘I’m looking for it.” said Warner.
“It was one of those great pieces of fielding, They (Bangladesh fielders) were very close, I knew that they were close and my (call of) ‘no’ probably wasn’t early enough.” added Warner.
“Pete is an exceptional player, an exceptional athlete. But it can get to anyone. Just being out there and we were turning those twos into ones, it was quite funny in some senses. It was really hard to run between wickets, it was hard to suck in that oxygen and the fluids we were trying to get into us, you literally felt like you were going to bring that back up. They’re extreme conditions for both teams.”, said the Vice-captain.
Warner went on to become the top scorer of the Australian innings with a gutsy display of batting. He fell victim for a score of 123 to Mustafizur Rahman but not before doing some serious damage. Hanscomb, on the other hand, was brilliant in providing support to the Sunriser’s Hyderabad skipper with his share of 82 runs.
”That was just something my dad taught me when I was a lot younger. We just used to go down to the nets and get on the bowling machine, and he used to just say, run at everything” Warner stated.
“He’d throw the ball, didn’t matter how fast, I’d use my feet and get down the wicket and basically just try and cope with it.”
“And then over the years, obviously adjusted my game, kept practicing it, kept getting throws, and as you work through the grades, work through the levels, it’s just a confidence thing now to try and use my feet almost every ball.” Warner signed off.