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‘He’s a world-class bowler’ – David Warner after Stuart Broad dismisses him for 13th time in Tests

Stuart Broad is very consistent and holds his length very well, Warner said while lauding the veteran

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

While Australia’s opener David Warner has been one of the best players of this era, he has, to an extent, been vulnerable to the England bowler Stuart Broad. The pacer has managed to dismiss him on 13 occasions so far.

Most notably, it was during the previous Ashes in 2019 that saw the Aussie opener become the legendary pacer’s bunny. During the first day of the fourth Test in Sydney, the veteran seamer managed to pick him once again.

The Aussie batter went on to speak about his on-field banter with the Englishmen. While acknowledging his consistency, the 35-year-old appreciated the bowler’s skills. He also drew light on his dismissal during the first innings of the ongoing Sydney Test.

“He pitches the ball in good areas a lot of the time, he’s very consistent and holds his length very well. For me today, I tried to drive the ball too straight – I think the other ones I drove through cover, I drove a bit squarer. That was my disappointment, but it was awesome to see Broady back out there,” said David Warner, as quoted by Sportskeeda.

“From my perspective, it’s like any other bowler – but me and Broady love it when we’re out there, it’s good fun. There’s some good funny banter,” he added. The left-handed batter then went on to appreciate the 35-year-old, and said that he and James Anderson make a great bowling-duo. He also felt that it would have been disappointing for the veteran pace-duo to have missed a few Tests during the ongoing Ashes 2021-22.

“He’s (Stuart Broad) very consistent and holds his length very well. For me today, I tried to drive the ball too straight – I think the other ones I drove through cover, I drove a bit squarer. That was my disappointment, but it was awesome to see Broady back out there,” he said.

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