Australian cricket sensation David Warner shared his appreciation for Indian culture and divulged some of his personal preferences. When questioned about the finest closer in cricket’s annals, Warner promptly designated MS Dhoni.
Warner’s endorsement holds significance, given his own batting expertise. Dhoni’s poise in high-pressure situations and his remarkable ability to conclude matches have solidified his iconic status in the world of cricket.
Warner discussed the cricketing figures who motivated him, citing Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, and Adam Gilchrist as his role models
“For me, it’s MS Dhoni,” In a quick Question-Answer session on JioCinema, Warner promptly pointed out MS Dhoni as the ultimate finisher in cricket history.
He also discussed the cricketers who served as his sources of inspiration, citing Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, and Adam Gilchrist as his idols. Warner aimed to mirror their playing styles, such as Warne’s leg-spin expertise, Gilchrist’s explosive opening batting, and Ponting’s versatile cricketing skills.
“For me, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist were my idols. I wanted to play how they played the game. I wanted to be a leg spinner, Gilchrist was an opening dasher and Ricky Ponting – one of our best cricketers ever.”
When queried about the cricketing Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T), David Warner opted for Jacques Kallis. The South African all-rounder is universally recognized as one of the most exceptional cricketers to grace the sport.
Warner also revealed his cherished international cricket innings, pointing to his remarkable 335 not out versus Pakistan in Adelaide in 2019. He has delivered numerous awe-inspiring displays over his career.
“335 (not out) against Pakistan at Adelaide in 2019,” he added.
Beyond his cricketing interests, David Warner shared his fondness for Indian culture and his aspiration to collaborate with Indian film icon Allu Arjun. Furthermore, he disclosed that had he not pursued a career in cricket, he would have aspired to become an astronaut.
As the ICC Cricket World Cup unfolds in India, Warner’s batting displays will be closely monitored, considering his recent strong form.