Cricket fans on Twitter are trolling David Warner for celebrating Fourth Ashes Test victory despite failing to reach double figures in eight innings apart from a half century.
Australia finally managed to retain the Ashes after taking 2-1 lead into the five-match series when they won the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday.
Steve Smith’s double century in the first innings helped Australia post a huge total of 497, and in response to this, England somehow managed to escape follow on and got all out at 301. In the second innings, Smith again stood up to play counterattacking innings of 82 that helped the visitors add 186 runs to their lead of 196 from the first innings. England failed miserably chasing a target of 383 and could manage only 197 before they got all out in the last hour of the fifth day of the Test.
This series was also the comeback series for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft who were handed a year-long ban from cricket for their involvement in ball tampering scandal in South Africa. For Smith, the Ashes was a dream comeback as he scored 671 runs in just five innings, averaging 134.2.
But for Bancroft and Warner, the series didn’t quite go well. While Bancroft played only two Tests of the four in the series, Warner opened all the innings for Australia with changing partners. The problem for the left-handed batsman was Stuart Broad once again as he was seen struggling badly against the English seamer. Broad has got Warner out six times so far in the series and out of those six, last three were back to back ducks to the same bowler.
Despite failing to perform on individual front, Warner was seen celebrating team’s victory with all his spirits, and the fans on Twitter found a new troll in his celebrations.
— Andrew Johns' burner account (@KdogRoars) September 9, 2019
— CricBlog (@cric_blog) September 9, 2019
David Warner's total runs in this Ashes: 79 in 8 innings.
Steve Smith's lowest score in this Ashes: 82.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 7, 2019
David Warner is the sibling that has been naughty all day, but still gets maccas cos you promised it to all the other kids. 😜
— Georgie Parker (@georgieparker) September 9, 2019
When life throws an opportunity like Ashes:
Utilise it like: Steve Smith.
Waste it like: David Warner.
— Vamsi (@VBY199) September 9, 2019
david warner be that dude that does nothing in the group assignment but still gets an A+ #Ashes2019
— Jonah (@gumnutsveryown) September 9, 2019
Well done to Australia on keeping the ashes on English soil . And especially well done on doing it with very limited output from David Warner , who in my opinion should not be in the squad .
— Shayneo lets talk sport , any sport (@shayne1963) September 9, 2019
David Warner is the opposite of a barometer, we’ve only lost when he’s made it to double digits.
— The Batchelor (@TedBatchelor2) September 8, 2019
David Warner’s #Ashes series scores so far...
2, 8, 3, 5, 61, 0, 0, 0
How much do you think Davey is looking forward to getting back to Australia to face up against the Kookaburra ball on our famous flat tracks? #TestCricket #CricketAustralia
— Adam Hayward (@Hayward_AdamK) September 9, 2019
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