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David Warner Opens Up On His Relation With Jonny Bairstow

David Warner Opens Up On His Relation With Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow (Credit: BCCI)

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow took Indian Premier League’s 2019 edition by storm. Opening for Sunrisers Hyderabad, the duo belted the opposition bowlers giving their side impressive starts. The Aussie opener recently opened up on his equation with Bairstow.

Meanwhile, IPL has been the breeding ground for foreign cricketers. Australian and English cricketers generally don’t embrace each other but Warner and Bairstow bonded well and ran a rampage in IPL 2019. The right hand-left hand combination added 791 runs for the first wicket including four-century partnerships. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s 185-run stand against Royal Challengers Bangalore broke Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn’s record 184-run stand in 2017.

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Warner recently opened up on the same during a chat with Harsha Bhogle for Cricbuzz in Conversation. The swashbuckling opener revealed that they haven’t met each other before that. However, David Warner expressed that their bond started from the first training and also added that the most important aspect of their partnership was running between the wickets.

“It was really bizarre because me and Jonny, we’ve never played with each other or against each other. We didn’t really know each other off the field. But as soon as we had the first net session and the first hit out, it was almost like we knew each other’s game so well. The best thing about our combination, that I knew deep down, was how fast we are between wickets,” Warner told Harsha Bhogle. 

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Furthermore, David Warner speaking about their relationship with English cricketers, said that ‘you love to hate them’. However, tournaments like IPL have got them closer and forged new friendships. But Warner categorically mentioned that franchise friendship goes for a toss when they are representing their country.

“It’s one of those things where you go, ‘I don’t want to be friends with this person because we’re just against each other,” said Warner. “But in today’s environment, with IPL and all this franchise (cricket), there’s going to be a place and a time where you are going to be potentially playing with these people. You don’t really have the time anymore to not be friends. You have to be mates away from the game. That’s just how it is.

“But when you walk out there and you’re representing your country, that (friendship) goes out of the window,” Warner concluded. 

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