“You never write off a great player,” Usman Khawaja sends warning to India ahead of WTC Final 2023
Usman Khawaja has sent a warning to the Indian team ahead of the WTC Final 2023, saying that his opening partner David Warner has been looking in great touch in net sessions ahead of their clash at the Oval and that great players like Warner can never be written off.
Ahead of the WTC Final 2023, Australian left-handed opener Usman Khawaja said that his opening partner David Warner has been playing incredibly in the net sessions ahead of their clash against India at the Oval, and he won’t be surprised to see him among the runs. Just two months ago, in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Warner managed to score only 26 runs across three innings in India. Khawaja further said that Warner silenced his critics by scoring a double-ton in his 100th game, and great players like him can never be written off.
“I have seen him bat in the last couple of days and, I don’t want to jinx him, but he is looking good,” Khawaja said as quoted by ICC.
“This is probably the best I have seen him look in the nets for a while. That doesn’t always correlate to runs, but if we are any chance of Davey Warner scoring runs this could be it.”
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“He always plays his best when his back is against the wall too. We saw when he scored a double century in his 100th game when everyone was writing him off and telling him he was done and it was his last game and he went out and gets 200.”
“You never write off a great player, so I am expecting runs,” Khawaja signed off.
The 36-year-old Warner scored just 95 runs in five Tests at 9.5 during the 2019 Ashes tour and has struggled at times over the previous two years, recording just one century – his epic 200 on Boxing Day last summer – and 18 scores of 15 or less in 32 innings.
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