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No ‘Bull’, I’m ‘Hum-bull’, says Australia’s Warner

BD News 24 – Warner struck a tournament-high 166 to set up Australia’s 48-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday and now leads the runs list with 447.

Summary

  • Warner struck a tournament-high 166 to set up Australia’s 48-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday and now leads the runs list with 447.
  • His team mates called him “The Reverend” then but it was only a temporary deviation from “The Bull”, as Warner cast off his tranquil persona in 2017 to become more of a confrontational attack dog when Joe Root’s England toured Australia for the Ashes series.
  • Like former captain Steve Smith and test batsman Cameron Bancroft, Warner’s life was turned upside-down by the ball-tampering fiasco in Cape Town.
  • Warner said his year out of the international game and as a travelling batsman in global Twenty20 competitions had given him a new perspective on life outside the bubble.
  • “I think I was on a good behaviour bond for two years, I think it was, if that’s what you want to call it, with the ICC (International Cricket Council),” Warner said of his time as ‘The Reverend’.


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