The upcoming ICC World Cup game is going to be the first official game for Steve Smith And David Warner in Australian Jersey. After completing the suspension due to ball-tampering, the duo would be eager to make up for it by scoring runs in the grand event. But, they would certainly face a lot of heat with the fans of other cricketing countries targetting them with their words. Meanwhile, the key member of England Moeen Ali requests fans to enjoy the game of cricket.

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David Warner and Steve Smith had a tough last 12 months before making their way into the Indian Premier League 2019. They both showcased their class in the middle for their respective teams. Meanwhile, they have a big task on their shoulders playing for Australia in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Steven Smith, David Warner
Steven Smith (Credits – Getty)

David Warner, in particular, enjoyed a scintillating Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 wherein he amassed a staggering 692 runs in just 12 matches at a brilliant average of 69.20 with a century and eight half-centuries under his belt. He even bagged the Orange Cap for becoming the leading run-scorer.

I hope they get treated decently – Moeen Ali

Coming back to the topic, Moeen Ali, speaking to the reporters, asked the fans to stay away from trolling Steve Smith and David Warner for their past mistakes. He feels that talking about the game of cricket would be healthy rather than digging out the past mistake.

Steven Smith, David Warner, Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali. Image Courtesy: Getty

“We all make mistakes. We are human beings and we have feelings. I know deep down they are probably really good people. I just hope they get treated decently. And, I just want the cricket to be spoken about,” he added.

David Warner, Steve Smith are human beings as well – Justin Langer

Further, Justin Langer quoted saying that both are good human-beings deep down. He urges all the fans to speak just about the game during the course of the tournament and be decent with the cricketers.

Justin Langer, Australia vs India 2019
Justin Langer. (Photo by Mark Brake – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

“What we’ve got to understand is that they’re human beings as well. There’s not too many I’ve met in my life who like being booed or heckled or disliked so – they’re human beings,” Langer had said.

All in all, things won’t be that easy for Steve Smith and David Warner from a section of cricketing fans. However, they got the calibre to make a turnaround with their performances. Australia will next play England on May 25 in a warm-up match for 2019 World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Southampton before kickstarting their World Cup campaign against minnows Afghanistan on June 1 at County Ground in Bristol.

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Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.