ENG vs NZ: It takes heart and humbleness to find fault in yourself and put it out in the open, in front of the whole world to see. Australia’s swashbuckling star David Warner has just done that. He literally made fun of himself on his own social media handle, while using the picture of Stuart Broad.
No doubt, Warner is a premium batsman who has little or no chinks in his batting armour, but one bowler has managed to get under his skin, made him look like an amateur player on more instances than we can have the audacity to fathom.
The Ashes is the priority for every English and Australian players. Some even rank the bragging rights in the “Ashes”, the head-to-head rivalry between England and Australia, bigger than the World Cup itself.
Australia are the current holder of the prestigious little trophy. However, England had its moments in the last edition, Stuart Broad in particular.
David Warner had a terrible Ashes 2019. He could manage only, incredulously hard to digest, 95 runs in 10 innings, averaging 9.50. Stuart Broad was his biggest antagonist, with the English bowler getting Warner out on an outrageous 7 times in 10 innings while bowling just 104 balls.
As Broad is busy with the England team playing against New Zealand, Warner took the opportunity to highlight his own demons. He used a still of Stuart Broad from ENG vs NZ 1st test, and literally trolled himself.
“Trying to get some sleep here in Aus but this bloke pops up on my tv screen!! Few months to get some sleep before the Ashes down under,” Warner tweeted.
New Zealand took control of the first test match courtesy of Devon Conway‘s amazing hundred on test debut. The 29-year-old was no-out on 136 off 246 balls at the end of the first day’s play with New Zealand in a strong position at 246/3.
Interestingly, Conway broke former India captain Saurav Ganguly’s long-standing record at Lord’s.
Ganguly made 131 runs on his debut at Lord’s in 1996, but Conway’s unbeaten 136-run innings means, the New Zealander now holds the record for most runs on his test debut at Lord’s Stadium.
Earlier, New Zealand were in a slight spot of bother after losing 3 wickets for 114 runs, but an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership between Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls put the visitors in firm control of ENG vs NZ 1st test match.