The horrific episode of ball-tampering saw Australia losing the services of opening batsman David Warner for almost a year. Bursting into tears, the flamboyant cricketer was crestfallen to get involved in something which raised questions on his integrity. During his suspension days, Warner was spotted swinging imaginary bat which further portrayed his yearning to get back to playing the sport he adores.
After the end of his suspension, the 32-year old was roped into the national team where he featured in a three-game unofficial ODI series against New Zealand. A lot was expected from Warner, but he failed to impress the cricket pundits as people became a bit circumspect on Warner’s inclusion in Kangaroos’ squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament.
However, what followed baffled everyone as the New South Wales born was found in elite form in the 10-team event which saw him amassing 647 runs in 10 innings at 71.88. Doing so, the aggressive cricketer became the highest run-getter for Australia in the ongoing championship in England and Wales. The start wasn’t easy for him as Warner lacked the brisk pace of batting – a thing he is famous for. Nevertheless, he got better as the tournament progressed to end the competition as a major story of the mega-event.