Australia’s batting mainstay David Warner was limping off after stopping the ball during the ongoing second ODI match against India in Sydney. He walked off the field and didn’t return back for fielding. If his injury is serious, it can be a huge setback for the host, who is also set to play the T20I and Test series.
During the fourth over of India’s innings, Shikhar Dhawan hit the ball to mid-off and set off for a single off Josh Hazlewood’s bowling. David Warner dived in to save the ball from going on for boundary, but in the process, he picked up the pain in his right leg. He was seen in a lot of pain. His teammate, Pat Cummins and others huddled up to pick him up.
Man down… 😞
David Warner has left the field with an apparent groin injury.
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) November 29, 2020
The Physio immediately came to attend him in the field, but the left-hand batsman was not able to walk. Glenn Maxwell supported him to take him out of the field. Moreover, he has been taken to the hospital to check the extent of the injury.
Australia will be hoping Warner to return fully fit because he is a vital cog across all the formats.
David Warner scores second consecutive second half-century:
As far as his batting is concerned, David Warner looked good yet again scoring his second consecutive fifty. He scored 83 runs off just 77 balls hitting seven fours and three massive sixes once again taking a toll on the hapless Indian bowlers. He added 142 runs with Aaron Finch for the opening wicket and laid the platform for the middle-order to come and go berserk.
Steve Smith amassed 104 runs while Marnus Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell scored 70 and 63 runs respectively to take Australia total to 389 runs.