David Warner only behind Virender Sehwag in modern era: Greg Chappell

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell hopes the Sydney Cricket Ground (MCG) will provide a memorable farewell to David Warner when he plays the last Test of his career next week. The former Team India coach lauded the left-hander’s contributions over the years despite the polarizing public opinion.

The 37-year-old made his Test debut back in 2011 and has been a constant fixture in the side ever since. The left-hander especially has a formidable home record, mustering 5,347 runs in 53 Tests at 58.12 with a best of 335*.

In his column for The Sydney Morning Herald, Chappell wrote:

“I know how hard it is to do what he has done through 111 Tests, so I hope that David’s harshest critics acknowledge his talent and contribution and forgive his human frailties. I hope Sydney farewells David Warner fondly next week. Whatever one thinks of him, David Warner has been fantastic for Australian cricket.”

The former batter lauded the southpaw’s enthusiasm shown for the game over the years.

“The passion, energy, professionalism and competitiveness that he has brought to every contest have been unmatched. He must accept that he has allowed himself to be portrayed in a certain manner.”

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