David Warner thanks the Barmy Army for an unusual reason
Updated - Jan 19, 2018 12:25 am
Ever since the inception of this game, there hasn’t been any greater cricket rivalry like England and Australia, when it comes to action on the cricket field. Their aggressive and never say die attitude is evident even more when the two play the historic ‘Ashes‘ in quest of the auspicious urn.
In the recently concluded Ashes where the host Australia rampaged the English 4-0 to regain the urn, the fire could be sensed from both the sides, each day they took on in a fiery battle to outclass the opposition.While a intense rivalry can be spotted on the field, there’s even a softer side to it that reflects the sportsmanship that often gets hidden in battle on the field.
Warner did a sporting act
Known for his exploits on the field, David Warner did something that showcased his opposite though sporting character off the field, when he posted a video on Instagram that featured his daughter Iva Rae cheering for the English cricket team. He shared the video on his Instagram account while quoting it as, “Thanks to the @englandsbarmyarmy for brainwashing my daughter.”
Here’s the post:
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In the video, Iva is seen singing, “Jimmy Jimmy Anderson, Jimmy Anderson”. It is a usual chant that the English supporters from the Barmy Army fancy to cheer their premier fast bowler, James Anderson. It seems that the elder daughter is in love with this chant.
James Anderson who has been the pro-member of the English setup for quite sometime, also featured in the recently concluded Ashes series. The pacer who had an impressive series as he managed to pick 17 wickets, highest for England in this series, was also adjudged the English player of the series.
England cricket team after a humiliating defeat in the test matches, started well in the limited overs leg by a cruising victory in the first of the ongoing five match ODI series against the Aussies. Both the teams will lock horns in the second ODI on January 19 at Gabba in Brisbane.