Watch: David Warner Receives Hostile ‘Sandpaper’ Send-off From England Fans
That David Warner would receive a hostile reception from the England fans in the ongoing Ashes was very much on the cards. And if the first day of the much-awaited series is anything to go by then the southpaw should brace up for a hellish stay in England. Even during the World Cup, Warner was jeered by the local fans and the latter did not hesitate in making things tough for the Australia opener in the ongoing first Test.
Warner failed to deliver on his Test comeback and was dismissed by Stuart Broad for just 2 in the fourth over. It was Warner’s first outing in Test since he received the 12-month ban for the sandpaper gate. Broad pitched one on a full length and Warner failed to hit the ball while trying to flick it. And as he made his way towards the dressing room, the England fans gave him a tough time.
The fans not only booed the disgraced batsman but also brandished sandpapers to take a dig at Warner. With the series only starting today, Warner will be desperate to turn things around with the bat or else he should prepare himself for even more hostile receptions.
Here is a clip showing David Warner receiving the hostile send-off:
It’s a sandpaper send off from the Hollies.
— Ploughmans CC (@PloughmansCC) August 1, 2019
Australia, meanwhile, have started poorly and lost both of their openers for just 17 runs inside eight overs. The visitors have a chance to retain the Ashes. They need to at least draw the five-match series for the same. It, however, won’t be an easy task as they have not won the Ashes in England since 2001. With England basking in the glory of World Cup success, Australia’s task will be even more tougher.