Off The Field

Sehwag hopes David Warner will feature more in ‘reels and T20s’ after Test retirement

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Virender Sehwag congratulated David Warner in his own unique style after the Australian batter retired from Test cricket. Warner bowed out of the purest format after scoring a magnificent half-century in the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The left-handed Warner scored 57 runs off 75 balls with seven fours in the second innings on Day 4 as Australia chased down a target of 130 in 25.5 overs.

Sehwag, who played along with Warner for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), lauded Warner for ‘full on entertainment’ in his career.

“Congratulations @davidwarner31 on a wonderful Test career. Since the time I saw you, knew this is the format you will excel most in and what a ride it has been. Full on entertainment on the pitch and now hopefully more in reels and T20 cricket. Best wishes for the next phase,” Sehwag wrote.

The left-handed Warner walked off for the last time to a rousing reception from the packed house at the SCG.Warner missed out on getting a half-century in the first innings despite getting a lifeline on 20 when Saim Ayub dropped him in the slip cordon.

In three matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Warner scored 299 runs at an average of 49.83 and a strike-rate of 65.28 with one century and one half-century.

Warner got his top of 164 in the opening Test at the Perth Stadium, helping Australia win by 360 runs. The southpaw finished his career with 8786 runs from 112 matches at an average of 44.59 and a strike-rate of 70.19 with 26 hundreds and 37 half-centuries to show for his efforts.

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