Over the years gone by, one knows David Warner for his fine explosive batting. The southpaw is a clean striker of the ball and his statistics in test matches go on to depict his true value for the Australians. Nevertheless, not too long ago, Warner was often ridiculed and questioned for his temperament while playing the game. The aggressive opener had several confrontations in the past and that damaged his reputation quite a bit.
Captaincy, though, has played a key role in maturing Warner. The New South Wales batsman, who led his IPL franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad to victory, in a recent chat with cricket.com.au, admitted that he was looking forward to curbing his anger. His recent captaincy stint with Australia was on the money as the team won all the three games under his leadership.
“I’ve got to try and somehow learn how to curb my anger a little bit as well because it can be frustrating and it can get to me a little bit with those scenarios,” Warner said. “So I’ve got to deal with them in my ways. “I think with bowlers you tend to let them go a little bit unless it requires action from me that they’ve been warned by the umpire. “I think fast bowlers are a bit like batters as well, we like our space, we don’t really like people telling us what to do.”
“But if the necessary course of action is to speak to him because the umpire has spoken to him, then I will definitely take that on board. “Dealing with things like over-rates and fielders throwing the ball on the wicket, that can be challenging at times. “But I think you have the respect of your teammates and once you tell them once, they’ll stop doing that,” Warner said when questioned about the aggression displayed by his bowlers.
The southpaw mentioned that he loved giving freedom to his players. “I try to give as much freedom as I can to the players on the field and then tinker with a few things whether it’s bowling changes or fielding placements,” Warner said. “The responsibility, I find when we’re in the field, is on the bowlers because I can’t deliver that ball for them. “They know what they’re setting out to deliver, we’ve got our plans, they know their plans. “And for me, it’s about setting the tone with the bat at the top of the order and you can’t go away from what your plans are because we’ve got our team plans. “And that’s what we set out to do, to try and execute those plans,” he concluded.