Watch- David Warner bullies New Zealand fans after they give him a hostile reception

Updated - 22 Feb 2024, 11:05 AM

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David Warner. Image Credits: Twitter

Even before the start of the ongoing three-match T20I series between New Zealand and Australia, David Warner had made it clear that he was not expecting a warm reception from the Kiwi fans. Speaking before the first T20I, he recalled the 2016 tour when he and his teammates were abused by the New Zealand fans.

David Warner had described the fans’ behavior as “derogatory” and “vulgar” at that time. The veteran opener stated that the New Zealand fans got personal in 2016 before saying that he would not be bothered too much about it in the ongoing series which is his last visit to the country as an international cricketer.

“The crowd, yeah, they got personal, but if they have to get personal, that’s their character. I just go about my business,” David Warner had said earlier this week.

“But that’s upon each individual. If that’s what they feel like they have to do, then so be it. If you want to pay your money to come and abuse people, you have to go back and lay in your own bed. We’re here to play the game of cricket that we love, enjoy and put bums on seats to keep the game going,” he added.

David Warner remained true to his pre-match comments. While he did receive a hostile reception from the local fans, he made sure to return the favor in his unique style.

The southpaw was booed by thousands of fans when he was walking back to the dressing room after being dismissed. Just before crossing the boundary ropes, he turned towards the fans and blew them a kiss. David Warner was dismissed after scoring 32 runs off 20 balls.

Watch David Warner’s fitting response to the hostile reception:

Australia takes the lead:

Talking about the game, Australia beat New Zealand by six wickets in a high-scoring thriller to take the lead in the three-match series. Batting first, New Zealand piled up 215 for 3 in the allotted 20 overs.

Devon Conway (63) and Rachin Ravindra (68) smashed quickfire half-centuries for the home side. In reply, Australia crossed the finishing line on the very final ball of the game. Tim David hit a boundary when the visitors needed four runs off the final ball bowled by Tim Southee.  Captain Mitchell Marsh top-scored for his side, scoring an unbeaten 72 off just 44 balls while David played a fine cameo of 31 runs off just 10 balls.


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