The ball-tampering incident seems to have mellowed down Australia star David Warner. Prior to the one-year ban imposed on him, David Warner rarely remained silent on the field. The fiery opener was, in fact, famous for his aggressive attitude. Who can forget the infamous incident during the 2013 Ashes when he had punched Joe Root in a bar?
But the one-year absence from international cricket seems to have made David Warner cut down his aggression. The ongoing summer has been pretty tough on him given the harsh treatment he has been getting from the England fans. The English fans did not waste a single opportunity during the World Cup and the ongoing Ashes to boo or jeer David Warner.
But in all situations, Warner rarely lost his cool and replied to the fans with just a smile. The star batsman faced a similar situation on Friday during the ongoing fourth Ashes Test in Manchester. And as usual he came up with a brilliant response. The incident took place when Warner was making his way to the field from the dressing room.
Upon seeing him, one England fan decided to abuse him by shouting: “You fu**ing cheat.” What followed thereafter was absolutely hilarious. Warner turned back, raised both of his arms to show thumbs up and hilariously shouted ‘oooo’ before walking to the ground.
Here is that hilarious response from David Warner:
The game, meanwhile, is finely poised thanks to a late comeback from Australia on day three. After Rory Burns and Joe Root scored fifties to put England in a strong position, Australia dismissed both of them and Jason Roy in quick succession to leave England reeling at 200 for 5. England were 166 for 2 before suffering the mini-collapse. Australia had declared their first innings on 497 for 8.