Warner reveals reason behind Paine’s declaration
David Warner was well on his way to break the record of Brian Lara’s 400. but the declaration from Tim Paine left everyone by surprise in the end.
David Warner looked in the form of his life since the start of this Test series and he broke records after records when he smashed a triple-hundred on day two of the second Test. With more than 30 overs remaining and only day two of the Test, everyone though Warner is all set to break the record of Brian Lara.
But after Warner reached 335*, Australian captain Tim Paine gave a signal to the dressing room to come back and it left everyone by surprise. He was criticized all over the social media including some commentators for declaring the innings so early.
However, Warner revealed the reason behind the declaration and insisted that it was all part of the plan. The opener also admitted that he was aware of Bradman’s record while batting. Warner also disclosed the already discussed declaration time in the Australian dressing room.
“One hundred per cent I was aware of it [Bradman’s record]. You grow up knowing what those milestones are. They’re things you look at the history books and you say how did they get there? It’s a long time in the middle. I managed to go out there and do that. It takes an incredible amount of patience and I surprised myself.”
“I knew it [the declaration point] was 5:40 [PM], I think it was but I had to keep asking,” he said.
Warner managed to go past Sir Don Bradman (334) and Mark Taylor (334*) and become the highest-run scorer in an innings for Australia in the history of Test cricket.