HAPPY MOMENT | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 13, 2019


Australian opener David Warner had a terrific showing after coming into yesterday’s match following some below-par performances since completing his one-year ban following the sandpaper controversy. The left-handed opener silenced his critics in grand style during the game against Pakistan in the World Cup. Batting on 97, he edged a Shaheen Shah Afridi delivery between the keeper and the slip fielder to complete his 15th ODI hundred. Warner’s trademark celebration -- jumping into the air and kissing his helmet before looking to the heavens -- was arguably the happiest moment of the day. His hug with Shaun Marsh told the tale, having endured a year of frustration, regret, even torment, following his role in the sandpaper scandal in South Africa. Warner’s heroics drew praise from all corners, with Michael Vaughan tweeeting: “Today we have seen the best of David Warner.. Ominous signs for the rest of the tournament me thinks...”

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