Australia opener David Warner returned to form against Sri Lanka in the 20-20 World Cup. The southpaw scored a belligerent 65 off just 42 balls and helped the team win the match by seven wickets. The southpaw was also seen in his usual elements while addressing the reports in the post-match conference.
Just as when Warner was gearing up for the press conference, he saw a couple of Coca-Cola bottles and tried to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo by removing them from the desk.
However, Warner was asked to keep the bottles back into the place by the PR. Warner was left red-faced and sarcastically said, “If it is good for Cristiano, it is good for me”.
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Ronaldo had dismissed two bottles of Coca-Cola and instead showed water bottle to the reporters during a press conference. Speaking about Coca-Cola, it is the main sponsor for this year’s edition of the 20-20 World Cup. It has signed five-year deal with the Cricket Council till 2023.
Meanwhile, Warner’s timely return to form augurs well for Australia. He looked at his usual fluent best and played aggressively against Sri Lanka’s pace bowlers Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera.
Warner had not scored a fifty in his last few T20 innings and there were concerns related to his form. The southpaw also missed out on scoring runs in warm-up matches and against South Africa. The 34-year-old, however, revealed that he was not worried about his form.
“Everyone was talking about my form, which I reiterated was not a thing I was worried about,” he said.
“It was about going out there and starting well. That’s all we’re trying to do, apply pressure to the bowlers.
Warner also dismissed thoughts of shutting critics with this knock. “Shutting the critics down? No, never. That’s the world of sport. When you ride the highs, you’ve got to ride the lows and you’ve got to stay confident, keep a smile on your face, and never let it get to you.”