David Warner picks the toughest bowler he faced, and it’s not any Indian

David Warner picks the toughest bowler he faced, and it’s not any Indian

David Warner picked South African Dale Steyn as the toughest bowler he ever faced in his career, and by a mile.

In a career spanning 15 years, there would have been numerous good bowlers that David Warner would have faced. But to pick one bowler from that long list could be a big task. Well, not really. Warner, who confirmed his ODI retirement on Monday, just a few days before his official exit from Tests, said that the toughest bowler he had ever faced was South African speedster Dale Steyn.

Talking to, Warner said, “Without doubt it’s Dale Steyn.” The southpaw batsman explained, as to why he felt so. I go back to the WACA (the first Test of the 2016-17 home series against South Africa) when me and Shaun Marsh had to go out for an ugly 45-minute session. Shaun came down to me and said, ‘I can’t pull him so I don’t know how we’re going to go about facing him’.

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“He put me on my backside and I think he broke his shoulder as well that game. He’s a fierce competitor who swung the ball back into the left-hander, which is similar to Mitchell Starc swinging the ball back into the right-hander at pace. He was always a fiery customer who never gave you a smile and never gave you an inch or a sniff on the field.”


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