David Warner had a terrible outing in the recently-concluded Ashes. The Australia star, who was making his comeback to Tests after serving the one-year ban due to the ball-tampering scandal, never looked at ease in the testing condition of England. In ten innings, he managed to reach the double-digit mark just twice.
By the end of the series, Warner only had 95 runs to show. It’s the fewest amount of runs any opener in history has scored after batting at least 10 times in a series. The left-handed batsman also became the first ever opener to record eight single-digit scores in the one Test series. England pacer Stuart Broad had made life hell for the under-pressure Australian opener.
The pacer dismissed Warner seven times, regularly troubling him with his angle in from around the wicket. Fortunately for Australia, Warner’s form did not make them lose the Ashes as they retained it in England for the first time since 2001. They, however, failed to win the series as the five-match series ended 2-2.
David Warner, however, has been facing the pressure from several quarters for his poor outings. But he didn’t look affected by the criticism and his poor displays at all when he met his beloved wife Candice at the Sydney Airport on Wednesday. The batsman returned home after a long English summer that saw him play the World Cup and the Ashes.
Warner sported a wide smile on his face before being snapped kissing his wife. Warner’s former teammate Mitchell Johnson, meanwhile, was amused with the welcome that the batsman received at the airport. The legendary pacer hilariously trolled Warner for sharing the passionate kiss with his wife after failing to do well in the Ashes.
In his Instagram story, Johnson wrote: “How dare you be happy Davey smoochie”.