David Warner, the opening batsman for Australia, hailed Pakistan’s cuisine and hospitality while also saying that he had never eaten so much BBQ in his life. Warner was a member of the Australian team that visited Pakistan earlier this year for the first time in 24 years.
He scored 169 runs at an average of 33.80 in the three Tests, including two half-centuries.
“The hospitality in Pakistan was second to none, and I have never had so much BBQ ever in my life,” he told Fox Cricket as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Warner is currently involved in a Test series against Sri Lanka and made 25 and 10 not out in the first Test in Galle, which Australia won by 10 wickets. Australia and Sri Lanka will play one more Test, which will begin on Friday in Galle. After that, Pakistan will visit Sri Lanka for two Tests, which will be held in Galle and Colombo from July 16 to 28.
David Warner opens up on his tussle with Shaheen Afridi
The Test series was a hard-fought affair that also included some tantalisingly intense individual contests. In both innings of the last and deciding Test, Warner was bowled out by Shaheen Afridi after being hit by the Pakistani quick’s ferocious spell.
The two got into a physical argument on the field as Shaheen faced up against the southpaw after the left-hander had displayed restraint in the face of Afridi’s outstanding bowling. However, a few Instagram stories from after the game showed the pair hugging one another. Warner talked about the towering pacer and his on-field altercation.
“Look, he [Shaheen] is a big gentle giant. It was like looking at Big Ben. He has a lot of character and bowls with pace,” Warner added. He also spoke about the deliberations that took place between the governing bodies and the relevant government authorities before the series.