IND vs AUS: ‘David Warner will score runs on the moon too, but snakes smell in India’; Akash Chopra told the reason
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra said that David Warner, who scored a double hundred against South Africa in December last year, will struggle to score runs against India. He has also given the reason.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that Australian opener David Warner will struggle to score runs in the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy. Warner is in good form at the moment, having scored a double century in the Test series against South Africa in Melbourne. The Australian team would like to see him perform better against India in the hope of making it to the final of the World Test champions.
In Geo Cinema’s daily sports show #AkashVani, Aakash Chopra talks about the strengths and weaknesses of Australian opener David Warner ahead of the Test series. He said, “When he plays white ball cricket, he can play anywhere in the world. They will beat you even on the moon, but when Test cricket is played in India, something happens, people say that snakes smell it. Means they don’t score runs. The reason behind this is that his hand goes towards the ball and the footwork is very less.
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He further said, “Warner’s strength is cut shot and pull shot. But in India we don’t play these shots much. Because here there is not much space to play the cut shot and even if you do, there will be no bounce and if there is bounce then the ball will not have any pace. Similarly you cannot play pull shot. These are the two things that keep him calm. Then comes the defense. As soon as he comes to bat, Ashwin or some other spinner comes in front of him and they force him to play defensive and there he gets trapped. He is a bit confused in defence. He goes towards the ball with a hard hand, so can’t do anything. He should change his technique, style of play and the way he plays defence.