Watch: Sportsmanship At Its Best As David Warner Ties Hardik Pandya's Shoelaces
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Watch: Sportsmanship At Its Best As David Warner Ties Hardik Pandya’s Shoelaces

David Warner, Hardik Pandya
David Warner, Hardik Pandya. Credits: Screengrab

Cricket is a gentlemen’s game and David Warner proved it once again on Friday with his sportsmanship during the first ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The Australia opener was seen helping India allrounder Hardik Pandya with his shoelaces. The incident took place in the 32nd over of India’s innings when Hardik Pandya was having trouble with his shoelaces. David Warner then walked up to help him and tied the shoelaces.

Watch: Sportsmanship At Its Best As David Warner Ties Hardik Pandya's Shoelaces
David Warner. (Credits: Twitter)

It was followed by another beautiful moment. Soon after tying the shoelaces, David Warner stood up and was walking back towards his fielding position when Hardik Pandya extended his arm for a fist bump. The Australia opener duly obliged before walking back to his spot.

The simple yet beautiful moment was captured on camera and cricket fans have been praising David Warner for his gesture.

Here is a clip of the incident:

As far as the match is concerned, India were on 231 for 5 after 35 overs at the time of compiling this report. Pandya was batting on 82 while his partner Ravindra Jadeja was on 1.

Earlier in the game, Australia piled up a mammoth total of 374 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs.  Aaron Finch led from the very front and scored 114 in addition to sharing a 156-run stand with David Warner for the first wicket.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith (Credits: Twitter)

After them, Steve Smith took charge of the innings and scored his fastest ODI ton, reaching the landmark in just 62 balls. He was eventually out for 105 off 66 balls with the help of 11 fours and four sixes. Glenn Maxwell also played a fine cameo off 45 balls off just 19 balls.

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