Stuart Broad takes a sly dig at David Warner after the Australian wins Allan Border Medal
Warner gave an emotional speech while receiving the award and echoed that he was aware of him disappointing his fans before for his infamous involvement in the ball-tampering saga.
Updated - Feb 11, 2020 11:19 am
Australia opener David Warner drew plaudits from every nook and corner of the cricket ecosystem after he received Allan Border medal at the Australia cricket awards ceremony in Melbourne. For the unversed, Allan Border medal is awarded to the most outstanding male Australian cricketer in a calendar year.
Last year, Australia pace spearhead Pat Cummins won received the award. But this time around, flamboyant opener David Warner beat the likes of Steve Smith and Pat Cummins to claim his third Allan Border Medal. Only Ricky Ponting (4) and Michael Clarke (4) have won it more than any other male Australian cricketer.
Warner gave an emotional speech while receiving the award and echoed that he was aware of him disappointing his fans before for his infamous involvement in the ball-tampering saga in 2018. After a board meeting on 28 March 2018, Cricket Australia banned Warner from all international and domestic cricket in Australia for one year and from any leadership positions permanently.
After a one-year-ban, Warner had a memorable World Cup campaign as he ended up as the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer. The left-handed opener accumulated 647 runs at an impressive average of 71.88, just one run behind Indian opener Rohit Sharma.
However, his comeback to red-ball cricket was far from pleasing. Warner ran through a terrible stint in the Ashes where he scored only 95 runs in five games. Needless to say, he made a stellar rebound in the home season. In six T20Is which he played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he recorded a mind-blowing average of 287. He hit the peak performance when he scored his first T20I century and was dismissed only once so far.
He upped his ante in the home Test season by scoring a scintillating 154 against Pakistan at the Gabba before touching his personal best score of 335 not out in the following Test at Adelaide Oval. Warner showcased his mettle against India where he scored an ODI ton last month and helped his team register a ten-wicket win.
Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner seven times this summer
Meanwhile, veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad could not resist himself from taking a cheeky dig at David Warner after the latter won the Allan Border Medal. Warner who had a poor run in the Ashes series let Stuart Broad into his head as he was dismissed on seven out of ten times.
As soon as David Warner won the medal, Stuart Broad took to his official Twitter handle to comment on an old tweet from England Cricket Board’s Twitter handle that had earlier posted a clip of Broad dismissing David Warner in the last Ashes series. “Why is this suddenly getting retweeted more today?” wrote Stuart Broad.
Why is this suddenly getting retweeted more today?! 🏏
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) February 10, 2020