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Opener David Warner was at his glorious best both on and off the pitch as his ton helped the team win the third Test against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) while his kind gesture off it won many hearts across the cricketing universe. Spinner Nathan Lyon took 5/50 as Australia underlined their absolute dominance of New Zealand with a crushing 279-run victory in the third Test.
Warner played his part in Australia’s big win as he slammed an unbeaten ton in the second essay to help the hosts complete a series whitewash. Not just for his batting heroics but Warner was also applauded for his kind gesture at the iconic venue.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts uploaded a video on social media where Warner can be seen doing knocks on the field. Soon after, he made his way back into the dressing room but he was interrupted by a young fan. Warner, without even thinking twice, handed over his bat to the kid.
Roberts’ Twitter post read: “A cricket fan took this short video of @davidwarner31 inspiring the next generation at the SCG the other day. Dave also gave his helmet and gloves to children during the test match. They will remember these gestures forever. Well done Dave. @CricketAus #GivingBack.”
A cricket fan took this short video of @davidwarner31 inspiring the next generation at the SCG the other day. Dave also gave his helmet and gloves to children during the test match. They will remember these gestures forever. Well done Dave. @CricketAus #GivingBack pic.twitter.com/NVSWljAtrb
— Kevin Roberts (@KevRobertsCA) January 7, 2020
Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones also took note of the incident and his post read: “Great gesture @davidwarner31.”
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) January 7, 2020
Australia were utterly dominant in the recently-concluded Test series against New Zealand but the focus now shifts to the ODI series against India. After a triumphant and unbeaten summer, Australia head coach Justin Langer will be taking a short break when his side travels to India for the upcoming three-match series.
In his absence, senior assistant Andrew McDonald will be taking over the top job for the three ODIs. This will be the former all-rounder’s first assignment as head coach of the national side.
“He’s an excellent coach, we’ve got other excellent coaches to back him up,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Langer as saying.
“I’m so confident in our coaching staff now with the cricket side of things. A lot of the time now I think about the cricket 30 per cent of the time, the rest of the time all the other stuff that goes with it: the bigger picture, the cultural stuff,” Langer added.