Australian opening batsman David Warner has had a tough couple of weeks since his return to the Test arena as he has failed to make an impression up till now. The left-hander finally broke the shackles in the first innings in Headingley where he scored a valuable 50 in tough batting conditions.
Former Australian World Cup winning captain and current assistant coach, Ricky Ponting was highly impressed with the performance of the senior batsman as he felt that the absence of Steve Smith worked in favor of Warner who showed great composure.
“It was more important this game for Davey to do it with Steve Smith not being there. You then have got to turn to your more senior players and hope that they get the job done for you. Knowing what Davey is like he would've liked the opportunity to be the most senior player in the side and so far, he's stood up really well,” he said.