Australian cricket team’s luminary player David Warner turns 34 today. An adept batsman, having gotten chosen for the national side without any prior experience in first-class cricket, Warner time an again keeps proving why he was cut out for it.
Warner forms one of the strongest pillars of Australia’s batting line-up, that is opening. He gives an explosive start to the inning and knows how to tame the bowlers with absolute proficiency. He is a handy spinner as well and ensures there are no shortcomings from his side when it comes to bowling attacks. Winner of the orange cap thrice, the southpaw is among the most sought after players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournaments.
On his birthday, let’s take a look at few of his most interesting facts and records set by the Reverend.
- Warner is the first Aussie cricketer in a record time span of 132 years to make it into the national side without any prior experience in first-class cricket.
- He made his first-class debut for Eastern Suburbs Club at the budding age of 15 years.
- He is the fourth player to win the Allan Border Medal more than once, that too consecutively.
- The former Test and ODI vice-captain was awarded the Australian Test Player of the Year in 2016 for his exceptional performances.
- His team Sunrisers Hyderabad became the titleholder of the 2016 IPL season under his captaincy and he is only the third overseas captain to achieve this feat.
- His talent is also reflected as an author as Warner is a proud writer of the book “The Kaboom Kid- the big switch”.
One of the most successful Test players, Warner has amassed 7,244 runs in 84 Tests to date. He has also an impressive score of 5,303 in 126 ODIs and 2,265 runs in 81 T20Is.