Warner, who hit a six off two taps, was criticized by Gambhir, while Langer praised

Dubai: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday criticized Australian opener David Warner for hitting Pakistan spinner Mohammad Hafeez for a six towards mid-wicket during the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup here. To this, Australian coach Justin Langer praised his batsman, saying, “It was one of the best things I have ever seen in cricket.” Warner who is now looking in good form in the tournament. He played an important innings of 49 runs in 30 balls against Pakistan. During this, instead of releasing a two-foot ball from Hafeez, he hit it. On this, Gambhir criticized him. He called it a poor display of the spirit of the game by Warner.

But Australian coach Langer told Sportsday that, “It was one of the best things I’ve ever seen in cricket.” In the semi-final, he had the ball at two taps, after that the way he hit a six was incredible. He played the ball well and brought it to the end.

Langer said, “David Warner is like boxers Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in your team. He’s two in one. He knows how to do his job well and we support him. He’s a great player. He’s always going to score runs.” Keep looking and we hope he plays the same way in the finals as well.

Describing the shot as embarrassing, Gambhir tweeted, “Bad display of the spirit of the game by Warner!” R Ashwin also retweeted this tweet of his.

On the other hand, commentator Mark Nicholls also praised Warner and termed the hit as unbelievable, saying, “I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this before.”

Australia will face New Zealand in the title match on Sunday (14 November) at the Dubai ground. Both of them made their place in the final after defeating two top-ranked teams Pakistan and England in the semi-finals.

first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 6:13 p.m.



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