I always think Hughes is at the other end with me: David Warner

I always think Hughes is at the other end with me: David Warner

David Warner of Australia
David Warner of Australia celebrates his century during day one of the Third Test match. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The 3rd of January 2017 will be an important day in the life of David Warner following the history he created on the very first Day of the third Test match against the Pakistanis. Having completed a well-deserved century before the lunch break, Warner became one of the few players to achieve this feat as well.

However, as emotionally charged as his celebration was, Warner had a distinctive message for those who gave him a bit of flak for his celebrations being a bit too over the top. Speaking after the conclusion of the day, Warner went on to add that the late Phil Hughes was the reason for the same.

In 2014, just before Warner went out to bat against India, he gently placed his right glove on the plaque of Hughes before going out to bat. Similarly, he went on to state that Hughes was someone who is always on his mind.

“Before every time I walk out here we’ve got our little mate walking with us and always in the back of my mind when I walk out here, he’s with me,” said Warner. “I always think he’s at the other end with me. Every time I score runs here or score a hundred, it’s always for him.”

Speaking about the day’s play, Warner went on to add that the Pakistan bowlers were on the receiving end due to the lack of swing on the surface. “Today was more about the ball not swinging,” said Warner.

“Mohammad Amir pitched one up and it swung and seamed away from me and from there it didn’t swing. From there I felt I could go a little bit harder and take them on a bit.”