Warner reveals which batsman can break Lara’s 400 in Tests
Australia’s flamboyant opener David Warner was close to scripting history for the highest Test score in Test cricket, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen for him as his skipper Tim Paine declared the innings as Warner remained not out on 335. Cricket fans were absolutely livid with Paine’s declaration and the captain was in the receiving end of trolls and abuses on social media.
However, Warner came to Paine’s defence adding that he declared the innings keeping the weather forecast in mind. As per the meterological department, it would rain the next three days in Adelaide Oval and Paine had to keep his player’s personal stats away only to focus on his team’s tactical plan as that would guide the team to victory.
While Brian Lara’s staggering record of 400 came against England in 2004, the record has been unbreakable for 15 years. However, David Warner has revealed the cricketer who can go break Lara’s legendary record. “I think, one day, if I’ve to name a player, I reckon it could be Rohit Sharma. Definitely,” David Warner was quoted as saying to Fox Sports by news agency PTI.
Rohit Sharma, whose Test career was given a fresh start again with the team management’s plan to back him as an opener, has justified his selection right with his new role. He is no more a makeshift opener as he proved what he is capable of doing in the longest format of the game like the way he has consistently delivered in ODIs and T20Is.
In in opening match as an opener, Rohit Sharma chipped in with twin centuries becoming the first batsman to achieve this spectacular feat in his maiden Test as opener. Rohit helped India beat South Africa in their series opener previously this year. He then followed it up with his maiden Test 200 in the third match of the series.
Rohit then established himself as one of the most finest batsmen in ODIs and T20Is before making his mark in Testsm with three ODI double-centuries to his name.