‘Smiling’ David Warner Destroys Opposition to Mark Return to Action
It looks like David Warner has moved on quickly from the ball-tampering scandal which had very much derailed his cricketing career for the moment.
The left-handed batsman along with Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft has not played in competitive cricket since the scandal in the third Test against South Africa in March, this year.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Cricket Australia (CA) had slapped lengthy bans on the trio. While Smith and Warner received one-year ban each, Bancroft received a nine-month suspension.
Well, Warner, on Thursday (June 14), returned to the cricket field and it looks like he has put the scandal in the past. The opening batsman was the accused mastermind of the disastrous plot. The images of him crying in front of the media are still fresh in everyone’s mind.
But two months after that shameful episode, the southpaw played a T20 practice match against the Australia National High-Performance squad at Brisbane’s Allan Border Oval.
And according to Daily Mail, Warner looked in a good mood while he was taking the bowlers to the cleaners. According to the daily, Warner scored around 130 runs and batted for the entire session with up to multiple sixes to his name.
“I think he hit like 18 sixes… at least half a dozen went over the grandstand,” the spectator told Daily Mail.
“It looked like he had left the scandal behind and moved on… like he didn’t have a care in the world,” he added.
After the innings, Warner left the field with a wide grin on his face, as he interacted with the opposition.
Meanwhile, Warner will return to competitive cricket soon. The hard-hitting batsman along with Smith will make his comeback at the Global T20 Canada League after being picked in the players draft.
Warner will be playing for Winnipeg Hawks in the inaugural Global T20 tournament in Canada. On the other hand, Smith will feature for Toronto Nationals as a marquee player in the tournament. Warner will also play in the Darwin Strike League in July, alongside Bancroft.