AUS vs PAK: My Mum Calls David Warner A Satan - Usman Khawaja

Published - 06 Jan 2024, 05:00 PM

Usman Khawaja, David Warner
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David Warner played his last Test in Sydney against Pakistan which ended with Australia winning the match and whitewashing the visitors. Warner scored 57 in his last innings and received a standing ovation from the crowd in Sydney. When he was going back to the pavilion he gave his helmet and batting gloves to a young boy in the crowd. He received hugs from Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith who were there on the field.

David Warner and Usman Khawaja have opened the red-ball games for Australia for a long time. They started their career together and have been the best of friends. Usman Khawaja went out on a duck during the second innings of the third Test and then Warner stitched up a 119-run partnership for the second wicket with Marnus Labuschagne. Khawaja and Warner have shared a lot of memories both on the field and off the field as they both know each other for 31 years.

Usman Khawaja recently talked about his mother and her relationship with his childhood friend David Warner. He said that his mother calls Warner the ‘Shaytan’ or the devil. Warner and Khawaja have known each other for 31 years and have always been friends. Both are left-handed batters who open the innings and both are 37 years old. However, Khawaja is patient in his batting and likes to settle himself first whereas Warner looks to take on the bowlers from early on.

“My mum loves him. She calls him Shaytan. Devil. Satan. My mum loved the fact that he was the devil. And it wasn’t her son that she could just push it back to Lorraine and Howard [Warner’s parents]” said Usman Khawaja.

David Warner Has Retired From Test And ODI Cricket

David Warner announced his retirement from Test and ODI cricket. However, the southpaw expects to play in the ICC T20 World Cup for Australia in June 2024 and then he will announce his retirement from all forms of international cricket. He has retired as Australia’s fifth-highest run-getter in Test cricket amassing 8786 runs in 205 innings across 112 Test matches.

The left-handed opener has always been one of the big game players for Australia and has delivered time and again for his team. Australia will duly miss his services in Test cricket and ODI cricket as he puts a full stop to a stellar career. He will now play cash-rich T20 leagues and will make the most of his last few years in competitive cricket.

David Warner would be happy with his farewell Test as he always wanted to play his last Test on his home ground. He also scored a half-century in his last innings and helped his team to reach the target.

 

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