Virender Sehwag recalls correctly forecasting David Warner’s Test success. David Warner is Australia’s eighth-highest Test run-scorer.
David Warner is regard as one of Australia’s best limited-overs batters of the modern era. He was instrumental in Australia’s victories in the 2015 ODI World Cup and the 2021 T20 World Cup. He named Player of the Tournament in the latter, where he scored match-winning half-centuries in the knockout games when it mattered the most.
Warner, on the other hand, is a very accomplished Test batter, having scored 24 centuries and 34 half-centuries in his career, including a triple century. His former Delhi teammate and good friend Virender Sehwag has opened up about the southpaw’s reaction when the ex-India vice-captain predicted his red-ball success. When Sehwag joined the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL in 2009, Warner had yet to play for his country.
He’s a fantastic Test player: Virender Sehwag
“When he first arrived in Delhi (for the IPL in 2009), he hadn’t even played for Australia.” He was probably only playing first-class cricket. ‘You can be a great Test player as well as a great T20 player,’ I told him. “He laughed at me and said, ‘you’re joking, man,'” Sehwag said to Cricbuzz.
“But then I explained to him that in T20s, you only get a six-over powerplay.” However, in Tests, you could have an entire day of powerplay! The way you play the game, you will almost certainly succeed in the longest format. And now look at him. “He’s an excellent Test player,” he added.
David Warner has had tremendous success in the game’s longest format. He has 7753 runs in 94 matches and is currently Australia’s eighth-highest run-getter in the traditional format.
The explosive opener is currently playing for the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Indian Premier League season. So far this season, he has amassed 261 runs from six matches, averaging 52.20 and a strike rate of 158.18, with three half-centuries. The southpaw scored a match-winning 42 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous game.
On May 1, he will be hoping to put on another outstanding performance against the Lucknow Super Giants at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.