It was saddening for many cricket fans as Australian opening batsman David Warner had to see his innings end at an unbeaten score of 335 in the second Test against Pakistan at Adelaide. The threats of rain were looming large on the match and Aussie skipper Tim Paine had little option but to declare the innings in pursuit of a win. In doing so, Warner couldn’t get the opportunity to break the legendary Brian Lara’s score of 400 runs in a single Test innings.
The Aussie opener, however, soon got the opportunity to meet Lara himself, giving cricket fans a great spectacle. Posting the same photo on Instagram, Warner wrote: “Great to catch up with the legend himself. Maybe one day I will get another chance to Knock 400 off. @brianlaraofficial”.
Earlier, after Australia’s 2-0 sweep over Pakistan, Warner said that he tried to score runs at a quicker rate but the big boundaries and fatigue played its role and 335 is all he could manage in the time that he got.
“Yeah, look, I think it’s about the person himself. We’ve got long boundaries, it is quite difficult at times. When fatigue sets in, it’s very hard to try hard and throw your hands at it,” Warner told ‘Fox Sports’. “At the end, I tried to run twos to lift the ante because I couldn’t actually think like I could clear the ropes.”