Australian opener David Warner scored a spectacular Hundred against Pakistan, it is his first century of the tournament since being on a year-long ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. On a goodwill gesture, he gave away his Man-of-the-match award to Young Australia Fan this Wednesday.
David Warner’s First Century after a year ban
The left-hander added 146 with Aaron Finch for the opening partnership and then continued to dominate even as Finch, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell fell in quick succession at the other end. Warner scored a splendid 107 runs off 111 balls. hitting 11 fours and 1 Sixes in his account. His century helped Aussie score 307 runs wich Pakistan fell short of 41 runs in the chase giving Australia 3rd win in the tournament.
The hundred in Taunton was also his third sequential hundred vs Pakistan in ODIs. Warner had earlier slammed back-to-back hundreds during Pakistan’s tour to Australia two years back in 2017.
Warner surprises a fan
For his incredible display of batting Warner was given the man of the match for the game. In the post-match presentation, he said the century means a lot to him as it gave him more confidence and belief in his contribution to the game and he also thanked his wife as her role helped him making a comeback. After the presentation ceremony, David Warner surprised a little Australian fan by giving away his MoM Award to him in a good gesture.
He met a fan after the end of the game, and on meeting a young boy in Australian jersey along standing near the fence along with his father, Warner handed his man-of-the-match award to the young fan.
David Warner made this young Australia fan's day by giving him his Player of the Match award after the game 🏆
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
See how Twitter reacted
Tight slap to those who still whine about Warner and Smith making a comeback!
— Barney (@SirBarneyTweets) June 12, 2019
Life main ek Baar cheating karne se life khatam nahi hoti dusra mauka milna hi chahiye
— Abhishek Tripathi (@abhitripathi66) June 12, 2019
@davidwarner31 have you noticed though he does actually look like he has changed I mean the way he is acting and his voice and everything about him….for once he looks genuine and humble and not downright rude and arrogant as he did previously
— Khalid (@Khal1212) June 12, 2019
Good with the bat on the field and good to the fan's off the field . Lovely gesture #DavidWarner .
— Abhijit (@Abhijit32398455) June 12, 2019
That is David Warner for you 😍😍😍😎 @davidwarner31
— I N C E P T I O N (@DavinciBodhi) June 13, 2019
That's a great kind of person ,which will inspire not only fans but also shows the credibility an international player shows towards fans.
— dillip choudhury (@dillipchoudhur6) June 13, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 12, 2019