‘Ashwin ka chakkar babu bhaiya!’ – Fans go crazy after images of David Warner batting right-handed go viral ahead of Nagpur Test

David Warner will look to play a crucial role for Australia in the series.

Ravichandran Ashwin and David Warner
Ravichandran Ashwin and David Warner (Image Source: Twitter)

The stage is getting set for an enthralling Test series to begin in Nagpur on 9 February 2023. India will look to show their home dominance against the Aussies by winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However, players like David Warner, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne have been practicing hard to face the spinning web from Indian spinners. 

However, the pitch of Nagpur is in the headlines for the last few days. Even, on 8 February, the Australian media also accused India of doctoring the pitch. They claimed that India are deliberately doing this to set a ploy against the left-handed batters of Australia. Now, an image of David Warner has gone viral where he was seen batting as a right-handed batter. 

Here is the shared image:

“It’s been challenging. I’m quite tired, exhausted.”  – David Warner

Speaking of the image, some fans claimed that it is just photoshopped. While some claimed that David Warner might go for such an approach as Ravichandran Ashwin has been a vicious threat to him throughout his Test career. So far, Ashwin has dismissed Warner 10 times in Tests. Speaking of the Nagpur pitch, ‘Fox Cricket’ shared some pictures of the pitch. They accused team India of “straight-up pitch doctoring” the Nagpur pitch. According to their reports, only the centre of the Nagpur wicket was watered and rolled while the area where bowlers will target left-handers was left bone dry. It has happened on either end of the pitch. 

Hence, it has been claimed that this is just a deliberate ploy for team India for all the left-handed batters of Australia. Speaking about the recent form of David Warner, he managed to score a double century in the last home Test series against the Proteas. After that, he had a forgettable return to the Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder. Recently, while speaking to reporters ahead of this series, Warner said, “It’s been challenging. I’m quite tired, exhausted.” He also added: “There are a few guys who have gone to the UAE League, which aren’t going to the Cricket Australia awards. From my perspective, that would’ve been nice to have had another night at home. But it is what it is.”  

Here is how fans have reacted to the viral image of David Warner batting right-handed ahead of the Nagpur Test:

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