David Warner sees India as his second home given how much love he receives from the country. Ever since he joined the Indian T20 League with Delhi in 2009, the southpaw has been integral to the mega league. It was Hyderabad however where he has found god-like status among cricket fans. In just 162 matches, the Australian batter has made 5881 runs in the Indian T20 League and is the only batter in the top 10 to have an average of over 40 (42.1).
Not only in cricket but the Aussie batter has also seeped himself into Indian culture. Warner could be frequently found sharing memes and funny videos related to South Indian movies. No wonder he has a massive Indian fan following on social media. The former Aussie batter also takes part in festivals, social events and the birthday of important figures on social media.
One such event took place on Saturday 17th September when Narendra Modi celebrated his 72nd birthday. Warner took to his Instagram and wished the Indian Primer Minister well on his birthday. The Australian batter shared an image of Narendra Modi with the Indian parliament in its background and NAMO written over it.
The picture also had “Happy birthday” written at the bottom of Modi’s picture. Warner shared this image as an Instagram story with his 9.6 million followers. Soon all of the social media was buzzing with people hailing the batter for his post.
Here's the post:
David Warner wishes India's Prime minister Narendra Modi for his birthday. pic.twitter.com/5I6sOo0hee
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 17, 2022
Warner will not travel to India for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Men in Blues as he has been given rest for the series. Aaron Finch who recently retired from ODI cricket will shoulder the responsibility of leadership in the shortest format. It will be a good opportunity for the two teams to test their mettle against a strong side ahead of the upcoming 20-20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
The first match of the India- Australia T20I series is scheduled for 20th September at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.