David Warner reveals Virender Sehwag factor in his maiden triple century

Written by Abhishek Patil

David Warner looked at his brilliant best as he slammed a record-breaking 335 not-out on Day 3 of the ongoing Adelaide Test against Pakistan to help Australia post a daunting 589/3 (decl). Warner, who was massively criticised for his poor run of form in the Ashes 2019, recalled a special incident involving former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. The Aussie southpaw revealed what Sehwag had said to him during his early days in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Warner said that the swashbuckling Indian opener had said that he has the ability to be a better Test player than a T20 player. Sehwag and Warner had shared the dressing room while playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the early editions of IPL.

“When I met Virender Sehwag for Delhi in the IPL, he said to me I’ll be a better Test player than a T20 player,” Warner said while adding, “I said you’re out of your mind, I’ve not played many first-class games.

“He always said they’ll have slips and gully, covers will be open, mid-off and mid-on will be up, you can get off to a flier and sit there all day and you’ll be picking them all off. It’s always stuck in my mind, it sounded very easy then,” Warner further said.

Australia rattled Pakistan’s batting unit and left them hanging by a thread at 96/6 and the Baggy Greens would be looking forward to sealing another innings victory when they take to the field at the Adelaide Oval on Day 3 of the ongoing Test.

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