Warner remembers Phil Hughes after record breaking knock
Australian left-handed opening batsman David Warner talked about Phil Hughes who died in 2014 after got struck with a bouncer in a first class game.
Australian left-handed opening batsman David Warner is the trending topic in the cricketing world right now with his 335 runs against Pakistan in the second Test against Pakistan.
After the record breaking knock, the southpaw batsman remembered his late friend Phil Hughes who died in 2014 after got struck with a brutal bouncer in a first class game in Australia. Coincidentally David Warner played his career best knock on Phil Hughes’ birthday.
Phil Hughes was one of the close friends for the left-handed batsman and both of then shared dressing in many domestic games too. Even when Phil Hughes was collapsed for the last time, David Warner was in the field and was doing all things to his friend.
”I am very happy we didn’t have to bat again. The legs are okay, and I was so tired last night that I slept on the couch. Overall, a good team performance. Winning two Tests by an innings, not often it happens. For us, a bit of memory and reflection of our mates’ life (talking about Philip Hughes). It was his birthday as well. It’s always a difficult time for us. I looked up at the skies to him, and every time we come here and play, we do that,” David Warner said.
Talking about the knock, ”It was about focusing and I know I am capable of scoring runs. Coming out here and playing against Pakistan, we knew they were going to put up a fight. I backed myself and just enjoyed it. I am enjoying it and am hungrier than ever. We are going to come up against quality opposition (on New Zealand). It’s always a good contest. The conditions are probably going to suit their attack in Perth, and we need to see what wickets are prepared and adjust accordingly. I’ll go back to the nets and practice hard. I’ll do my best,” he added.