Australia batter David Warner has revealed that he loves the banter song created by the England fans to troll him about his struggles against Stuart Broad. The battle between Stuart Broad and David Warner has kept everyone hooked on the ongoing Ashes 2023 series.
Across multiple encounters, it seems Broad has held the upper hand in the battle. Broad has dismissed Warner 17 times in Test cricket, which is the most by a bowler against any batter among active cricketers.
David Warner On The Banter Song By David Warner
Speaking on the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast, Warner revealed that he does like the Broad banter song made for him by the England fans. He said:
“Broady’s gonna get ya. The Hollies Stand started that, I love it,”
Further, David Warner also revealed his admiration for Stuart Broad and said that he always loves facing him. Warner went on to say that he doesn’t really think about the match-up with Broad and claimed that the pacer always bowls in great areas all the time. He said:
“I always love facing Broady,”
He added: “We have two left-handed opening batters and he is one of if not the best bowler to left-handers in today’s game. He is so good at it. Jimmy is there as well. These are guys we have watched and played against for a long time. In general, these last few years his record against top order batters is incredible. Credit to him and the way he has bowled.”
“I don’t really think about the match up, you think about the ball that’s coming at you, how you are going to score. He bowls in a great area all the time.”
Broad Also Opened Up About His Dominance Over Warner
Recently, Broad also opened up about his dominance over David Warner. Broad in his column at The Daily Mail, has explained what has been the process behind his dominating performance against David Warner. He wrote:
“The truth is I’ve always found it difficult bowling to Davey, and I still do. By going round the wicket I’ve tried to minimise the width he loves outside off stump but also bowl a fuller length and make him play at 80 to 85 per cent of deliveries,”
Broad explained that batters, especially David Warner, just kept on the back foot and hit him through the covers before Ashes 2015. He wrote:
“He used to sit back against me and hit me through the off side, and before the 2015 Ashes, our bowling coach Ottis Gibson pointed out that my average was much higher against left-handers.”
“The Aussie team that season was full of lefties, and Ottis said I’d be out of the team if I didn’t find a way to bowl to them.”
Broad said that he had worked a lot on his skills to bowl well around the wicket. He added: “I spent four months practising round the wicket. I wanted to bring the stumps into play, while still threatening the outside edge. By the time I got to Trent Bridge eight years ago, I bowled round the wicket all the time – and picked up eight for 15.”