Australia’s attacking opening batsman David Warner is one of the destructive and efficient power hitter in world cricket,but he hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing 5-match One Day International (ODI) series against India. He got out cheaply in the first two ODI’s and his game plan looked sluggish and out of sorts.
David Warner has an average record in India and he would be hoping to perform better in the remaining matches of the series.
The explosive left-handed batsman recently spoke to India Today and praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being the perfect companion to Virat Kohli on the field. Warner said that Dhoni, who is regarded as one of the coolest and calmest cricketers in the history of the game, brings a sense of “calmness” to Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
Virat Kohli generally plays an aggressive brand of cricket and MS Dhoni acts as the perfect coolant to tone him down a bit. This is why Warner used the word “calmness” while explaining Dhoni’s role.
“MS Dhoni brought a sense of calmness to his captaincy. He did a great job as captain and he is still doing a great job, nurturing Virat and that is a great thing to do for a former captain.”
“He is nurturing Virat and that is a good thing to do for both men,” David Warner was quoted saying by India Today.
David Warner also added that Virat Kohli has been a successful captain for India and has not tasted defeat that often. But he also warned Kohli that his real test would start when India stars losing games. He concluded by saying that there are three more matches to play and Australia would look to turn the things around and put India and Kohli under pressure.
“Virat has not had a lot of non-success as captain but the real challenge comes when you start losing games. We are here for another three matches to go and hopefully we can turn that around and maybe we will see a different captain,” David Warner said.
India is presently 2-0 up in the series and would be hoping to seal the series in Indore against the mighty Australians. But it would be too early to write off the Aussies as they have potential match winners in their squad who are more than capable of turning a match on their head.