The left-handed star Australian opener vowed he will not respond to any of the comments during the series against India. The star batsman while talking to news agency AFP said that he will be more humble towards the opposition and will try to reply with my sword.
The southpaw says he has learned from his past tour to India not to indulge in any conversations. Warner said, Team India prefers to have some conversation especially during tests, I will keep myself in control and it would be better if my teammates also do the same and reply with the performances.
“The last time we toured in India they really engaged us like that.”
We are learning over the time, especially myself, if you look not to take part in that, you are almost reversing the effect by ignoring it, trying to make it in, using your bat.”
“You don’t really know what impact these (commenting and sledging) will have on our teammates. So you have to be a bit more humble and respectful towards the opposition,” Warner added.
The left-handed batsman is also concerned about the image he will be portraying to his kids. He needs to be more patient and kind.
You have to be patient, not get too aggressive, not get angry when the kids aren’t listening,” he said. “So I’m getting tested on and off the field.”
Warner hints on the opening spot:
Warner also backed his opening partner Joe Burns, who is getting a tough competition from the young talent Will Pucovski for the opening spot.
“I and Joe have spend a lot of time together batting, we know what we’re about when we’re out there.”
“Obviously, we won a lot of games last year. So for me, you don’t break something that’s actually working.”
David Warner hails the young rising talent Will Pucovski for his splendid performance for Victoria.
“Will is an amazing player and an exceptional talent and a great player in the years to come.”
Australia and India will start the tour on 17 November with the three matches ODI series backed by the three-match T20I series. The last of all will be the four-match historic Test series.