I disagree with that: Dhawan replies to Warner
Cricketers around the world are having live Instagram sessions during which they have had discussions over cricket and personal stories to share. Recently, Irfan Pathan caught up with the Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan and the two had a great discussion regarding cricket and memorable moments.
While the live was going on, the all-rounder brought Dhawan’s attention to a comment made by David Warner. Pathan said that Warner alleged that he didn’t like him at all.
Warner’s comment came up during his live session with Rohit Sharma in Instagram. The Australian opener had said that Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t like facing the fast bowlers and would want to face spinners. Pathan was of an opinion that the Australian shouldn’t have said what he did during the session. He also took a dig at Warner saying that if he was playing on a turning pitch, he would ask his batting partner to take more on the strikers’ end.
Irfan Pathan said about David Warner’s comment,
“I remember your first ton was against Australia. No matter whether you play against Australia at home or away from home, you have to play their fast bowlers. Talking about Champions Trophy, you faced many fast bowlers and scored runs against them. I disagree with what he said. If I put Warner on a rank turner, even he wouldn’t be comfortable, he might ask Steve Smith to play. There are certain things one shouldn’t say. So I personally didn’t like what he was trying to say.”
The Indian opener also said about this, he said, he understands that he has to play fast bowlers as he opens the innings all the time. He also disagreed with what his former Sunrisers’ opening partner had said in the session. The Indian opener said that he has opened the innings in all three formats for a long time now. Therefore, it can’t be like he doesn’t like facing pacers and early strike.
“No, I disagree with that. It’s not like I don’t want to face fast bowlers. Everyone has their views, I am an opening batsman, so I have to play pacers. I might not face them in the first over but I have to face them in the second. It’s been eight years since I have been opening for India. And I am one of those players who opened in all three formats of the game,” Dhawan said.