Virender Sehwag redefined the way Test cricket needs to played and now, David Warner is following his footsteps. But one has to accept a fact that Warner’s ability to adapt himself into different formats and still play with the same aggression makes him one of the greats of the generation.
David Warner hit his 17th ton of his Test career against Pakistan on the day 3 of the 2nd Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Batting first, Pakistan posted 443 runs courtesy an exhilarating double hundred from Azhar Ali.
Yet, the happiness on their faces didn’t last long as David Warner came out to bat with a positive intent and right from the word go, he ensured Pakistan were tottering. He got to his hundred off just 113 balls and got out on 144 off 143 balls to Wahab Riaz.
A thoroughly entertaining knock deserves some applause from the fans and he did leave with a standing ovation from the MCG crowd. Here’s how Twitter reacted to his breathtaking knock.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 28, 2016
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) December 28, 2016
Most Test tons at 100+ S/R
for a player: (Where ball data
is available) 7 – Adam
Gilchrist 6 – Virender Sehwag
5 – DAVID WARNER
— Peshawarzalmi FC (@PeshZalmi_Team) December 28, 2016
— CricFit (@CricFit) December 28, 2016
— #CT2017 (@ICCLive_CT2017) December 28, 2016
David Warner, The Record king of 2016.. 8th test century in calender year. 17th test century in just 59th match…. What a batsman..
— RV (@IamRohitVadgama) December 28, 2016
Yet another brilliant century by @davidwarner31
144* in just 142 balls 100+ strike rate don't know he is playing test or odi ?#AUSvPAK
— m3ri ch3lli no 1 ? (@itsRome0) December 28, 2016
— HASSAN BASHIR (@scorchers982) December 28, 2016
— Pawan Kumar (@itspawanhere) December 28, 2016
@davidwarner31 well batted mate, also congrats on ur 5000 runs
— Roger Wilkins (@rogerw2128) December 28, 2016
— Chachu ka Ladla ?? (@FakeRainaNephew) December 28, 2016