After Wednesday’s game against Pakistan, where Warner kept on collecting runs at a brisk pace and went on to score his first hundred of the ongoing World Cup, on Instagram status he shared his picture with Pakistan supporters in the back. The caption of the picture read, “Overwhelmed by this reception.”
The swashbuckling opener’s gesture comes days after Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said Australia’s Steve Smith and Warner will not be booed by the Pakistani fans when the two teams face each other in their World Cup tie.
Smith was constantly booed by Indian fans during the World Cup fixture between India and Australia at the Kennington Oval on June 9 which the Men in Blue won by 36 runs.
Warner had a great outing in the game against Pakistan as he pulled up yet another 3 figure mark in his illustrious career. “To come out here play the way I know I can play was awesome. I was elated,” Warner said at the post-match press conference.
“That’s one thing probably I missed, against India I hit a lot of fielders. You, as a player, you feel like you got in a rhythm. And that’s what happened. But today was one of those wickets, if you’re still looking to score and your defence is tight, you’ll create those opportunities for yourself.”
Against Afghanistan, he consumed 114 balls to score unbeaten 89. The speed of his innings, however, didn’t matter much in that match as Australia won the game quite comfortably.
Warner is currently second in the World Cup run-getter’s list with 255 runs at an average of 85.
“I really knuckled down and trained my backside off. I am just grateful for this opportunity and as I said before, I am just looking forward to what’s coming ahead of us here in the World Cup…I am pumped to be back. The boys are on fire here. We’ve got a great sort of group harmony, a lot of smiles on the faces as you can see in a lot of the training sessions and out in the field. So, look I am pumped,” he said.