Though it had been a few years since the horrific incident on the field that took away the life of Philip Hughes, the Australian Cricket Team is still carrying the pain in their heart. In the latest, David Warner recollects Hughes after receiving the player of the match and player of the series award in Adelaide for his scintillating scores against Pakistan in 2-match Test series.
David Warner and Philip Hughes were very close friends, who always shared the same dressing room during domestic games. But, unfortunately, a rare incident in the game of cricket had taken away his life. The incident was a pretty emotional for Australian cricketers, as Philip Hughes was one of the nicest men in the Australian circuit.
A bit of memory and reflection of our mates’ life – David Warner
Speaking at the end of the match, David Warner stated that the entire team remembers Philip Hughes whenever they play a Test match in Adelaide. Warner looked at the sky remembering Hughes after scoring his maiden triple century against Pakistan in the Pink ball Test. Further, Warner revealed that his legs are fine and happy that the bowlers wrapped up the innings without taking it deeper.
”I am very happy we didn’t have to bat again. The legs are okay, and I was so tired last night that I slept on the couch. Overall, a good team performance. Winning two Tests by an innings, not often it happens. For us, a bit of memory and reflection of our mates’ life (talking about Philip Hughes). It was his birthday as well. It’s always a difficult time for us. I looked up at the skies to him, and every time we come here and play, we do that,” David Warner said in the post-match presentation.
It was about focusing –
Reliving the swashbuckling innings, the New South Wales-born cricketer added that it was all about focusing on the ball. Warne is keen to keep up his excellent form in the upcoming series against New Zealand, who are always fierce competitors on the field. David Warner intends to deliver his best on the Perth wicket, as he is hungrier than ever to score runs for the team.
”It was about focusing and I know I am capable of scoring runs. Coming out here and playing against Pakistan, we knew they were going to put up a fight. I backed myself and just enjoyed it. I am enjoying it and am hungrier than ever. We are going to come up against quality opposition (on New Zealand). It’s always a good contest. The conditions are probably going to suit their attack in Perth, and we need to see what wickets are prepared and adjust accordingly. I’ll go back to the nets and practice hard. I’ll do my best,” he added.
All in all, it was a stunning knock from David Warner. Following his poor show in England during Ashes Trophy, Warner was standing on the block of thin ice. However, he answered all the critics with his stunning knock against Pakistan in the 2-match Test series. In the next, he will be in action for Australia against New Zealand.