David Warner wore shoes with names of his 3 daughters against Pakistan
Warner had managed just 95 runs in the 2019 Ashes.
Updated - Nov 23, 2019 5:14 pm
David Warner is on a completely different level right now, after he put the demons of his terrible Ashes 2019 series to rest by hitting a tremendous 154 against the visiting Pakistani team in the first Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane. This was his first ton after returning to Test cricket in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Cape Town.
Warner had managed just 95 runs in the 2019 Ashes, which was drawn 2-2 with Australia retaining the trophy all thanks to a tremendous haul of 774 runs in 4 Tests by Steve Smith and contributions from Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade. The opener, meanwhile, had troubles figuring out England’s Stuart Broad, who dismissed him the maximum times in 10 innings.
Warner showed love for his family, especially daughters
David Warner loves his family which stood by him during the tumultuous time after the scandal broke out and Cricket Australia suspended him and Steve Smith for 12 months from cricket. Warner spent a lot of time with his daughters and when he returned back to the game with the World Cup 2019, they were there to support their father.
His daughters Ivy Mae (5 years), Indi Rae (3 years) and Isla Rose (5 months) are the center of his world and are often seen in the grounds cheering for their father, especially during the IPL, where they don the Sunrisers Hyderabad uniforms with Warner’s name and number on them. However, Warner dedicated his first century after comeback to his daughters in style, as he wore shoes with names of his three daughters embroidered on them.
“I don’t feel under pressure at all. For me, it’s about going back out there and backing my ability. I’m back now and need to keep working hard, keeping being respectful of the game. The Ashes for me was a failure, in terms of runs, but… I wasn’t out of form, I was just out of luck. Today I had a little bit of luck,” Warner was quoted as saying by India Today.
David Warner had last scored a century against England in the 2017 Boxing Day Test. His century, aided by Marnus Labuschagne’s career-best 185 and half-centuries from Joe Burns and Matthew Wade, helped Australia pile up 580 runs in reply to Pakistan’s 240 runs. Mitchell Starc had picked 4/52, while Pat Cummins took 3/60 for Australia in the first innings.
Pakistan has scored 64/3 in their second innings with Starc picking two more wickets while Shan Masood (27*) and Babar Azam (20*) at the crease at the end of day three with them trailing by 276 runs.