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Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner was happy to be playing in the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, claiming that the crowd support was there for both teams which made the game enjoyable.

Although the game itself ended in a dull draw, something that is rarely seen these days with bowling-favoured conditions, Warner’s first time playing on Pakistan soil turned out to be a different experience.

From my point of view, we are entertainers as well. If I am not batting or fielding, I like to get everyone involved and get the crowd up and going. The people were absolutely amazing, they engaged with us and were cheering for both teams.

David Warner continues to impress against Pakistan. Photo- AFP-Getty Images
David Warner (Photo- AFP-Getty Images)

First time for me over here [in Pakistan]. It is important to engage with the fans, not just from the cricket point of view but where we sit, they follow us on Instagram, they visit the ground and support us. It is important for us to give back,” Warner told in a virtual press conference.

“I’ve only great words to say about the place” – David Warner on scenery in Islamabad

The historic Australian tour of Pakistan was only possible due to the boards and the security measures that were put in place. Warner thanked both PCB and CA for conducting the tour. He was also amazed at the beauty of Islamabad.

We went to Islamabad first and I’ve only great words to say about the place. It’s amazing, you have the mountains in the background and it’s quite visible from the hotel and the ground.”

Usman Khawaja and David Warner put on 156 runs together. Photo- AFP-Getty Images
(Photo- AFP-Getty Images)

There are lot of people to thank to get this tour up and about, Cricket Australia, the PCB, the police forces for making everything is safe and sound. We applaud them and are grateful for this opportunity,” Warner further mentioned.

The first Test was a draw with both teams enjoying marathon batting sessions. Only 14 wickets fell across five days as the critics were harsh on the surface that was rolled out at the Pindi Stadium.

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