David Warner responds with empty pockets: The Australian opening batsman was seen funnily interacting with the crowd at Edgbaston.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston, Australia opening batsman David Warner was seen funnily interacting with the crowd at the Hollies stand while fielding at the boundary.
Warner, who has made a comeback into Test cricket after a year, was booed in the first innings for his involvement in the Ball Tampering Scandal during the Cape Town Test last year. Both Warner and Steve Smith were also booed during the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Throughout the duration of this match, both Warner and Smith were being shown sandpapers in a bid to remind them of their misconduct at Cape Town.
When Warner was fielding during the English innings, the crowd at the Hollies stand started to chant “He’s got the sandpaper in his hands” to further make him feel guilty.
Watching the funny side of things, Warner then started to communicate with the crowd in a hilarious manner. While he started with showing them empty palms, he eventually put on display his empty pockets to signify that he doesn’t have anything in his pocket.
As far as the match is concerned, a 65-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Chris Woakes (37*) and Stuart Broad (29) saw England gaining a 90-run lead as they scored 374/10 in 135.5 overs.
David Warner responds with empty pockets:
How Twitter reacted:
Crowd: “He’s got sandpaper in his hands” 🎶
David Warner: pic.twitter.com/eVpkDdu29p
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 3, 2019
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) August 3, 2019
— Yilmaz Mamedy (@ymamedy) August 3, 2019
Good craic from David Warner, he’s fielding in front of The Hollies and they’re singing sandpaper chants at him, so he turns out his pockets to show that they’re empty and receives cheers instead of boos in return #TheAshes
— Mike Jones (@mdjones26) August 3, 2019
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