Last time, when India toured Australia, both teams engaged in heavy banter to distract each other so that he can lose their calmness which follows in the loss of their wicket. But Aussie batting mainstay David Warner has decided to not verbally reply to all the jibes from India’s side but give it back through his willow.
David Warner missed the 2018-2019 series against India because he was serving one year ban period after being found guilty in the sandpaper gate scandal. But he is raring to go for the upcoming series.
David Warner stated that Team India liked to engage when he last played against them but he won’t get worked up because of their taunts. He has decided to take a calm approach and ignore all their remarks.
“The last time we toured in India they really engaged us like that,” he told a conference call.
“We’re learning over time, especially myself, that if you look not to engage in that you’re almost reversing the effect by ignoring it, trying to take it in, and using your bat.”
You have to be patient: David Warner
Warner added that he planned to use any taunts as motivation while refusing to retaliate in kind and maintaining a positive attitude.
“You don’t know the effect (losing your temper) will have on your teammates, so you have to be a bit more humble and be more respectful to the opposition,” he said.
“You have to be patient, not get too aggressive, not get angry when the kids aren’t listening,” he said.
Meanwhile, David Warner along with his teammates are preparing for the tour, which is set to begin on November 27. First, the two teams will play three ODIs followed by as many T20 Internationals. The two-month-long tour will conclude with the four-match Test series.