India took 2-0 lead in the five-match series in Kolkata on Thursday with a 50-run win over Australia. One of the most experienced and dominating players in the visitor’s armory, David Warner now has failed twice in this series and is under a lot of pressure to perform.
Although Warner has a lot of experience of playing in Indian conditions, he is still very new to the ODI format in India. Before this series began in Chennai, the left-handed opening batsman was yet to play a fifty-over game in a country where he has lead a team to title back in 2016.
After the defeat in Kolkata, Warner in an interview with India Today said that MS Dhoni is nurturing Virat Kohli on the field which is helping the fiery captain.
“MS Dhoni brought a sense of calmness to his captaincy. He did a great job as captain and he is still doing a great job, nurturing Virat and that is a great thing to do for a former captain,” Warner told India Today’s Boria Majumdar. “He is nurturing Virat and that is a good thing to do for both men.”
Born in New South Wales, the 30-years Old even praised the new ball bowlers of Indian team and said that they used the conditions well.
“The ball was swinging and it was challenging conditions. Bhuvi and Bumrah bowled brilliantly upfront. We lost two early wickets, established a partnership in the middle but did not have that one batsman going on to get a big score,” Warner said.