Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner played one of the most memorable knocks of his career in the first innings of the fourth and final Test of the ongoing Test series against India.
The fourth Test of the ongoing Test series between Australia and India, is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and this is Australia’s first Test at the SCG after Phillip Hughes’ tragic death. David Warner was one of the four teammates who saw that tragic incident live. Warner, who was also a very good friend of Phillip Hughes, didn’t leave Hughes’ side even for a minute during that tragic incident.
David Warner started his innings by remembering Phillip Hughes. Warner touched Phillip Hughes’ memorial plaque which has been installed at the SCG, and then scored an emotional hundred on the first day of the fourth Test against India at the SCG on Tuesday.
Warner was at his at his aggressive best and he smashed the Indian bowlers all around the park.
The most emotional moment of the day was when David Warner reached 63 not out. Warner went down on his knees, took his helmet out and kissed the pitch where his mate Phillip Hughes played his last ball. It was a moment that will remain with all those who were present at the SCG, for a very long time. It was a moment that took all of us back to Phillip Hughes’ memories. It was a moment that left many in the stadium and also all those who were watching on the television set across the world, teary eyed.
Warner reached his century in the 41st over, when he pulled Mohammad Shami for a four through mid-wicket. Warner let out a shout of joy, jumped and punched the air as he ran down the wicket. He then raised his helmet to the sky and kissed the Australian crest in a tribute to Phillip Hughes.
It was a knock that Warner played for Phillip Hughes. It was a knock that was full of emotions. It was a knock that will always be very special for David Warner. It was a knock that Phillip Hughes must have enjoyed, while sharing a drink with the great Sir Don Bradman.
By The Cricket Lounge