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Warner humbled with World Cup chances
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Warner humbled with World Cup chances

Before his ball-tampering ban, Australia’s opener, David Warner was used to be called ‘Bull’ by his teammates for his brutal batting but has earned a new nickname at the World Cup after returning from a 12-month ball-tampering ban — “Hum-bull”.

The 32-year-old Warner has been in superb form for the reigning champions at the World Cup. The left-handed opener made Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 10 at Trent Bridge by scoring 166, his second century of the World Cup.

This was Warner's 16th ODI hundred and he equalled Australia great Adam Gilchrist's tally of centuries in the 50-over format with it.

"I'm just so grateful for being able to have the opportunity to play for Australia and to be in the same sentence as Adam Gilchrist is fantastic and it's overwhelming. He was a bit more of a dasher than what I am at the top of the order," he said.

Warner added that his year out of the international game and as a travelling batsman in global Twenty20 competitions had given him a new perspective on life outside the bubble.