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‘Like Big Ben’ – David Warner opens up on Pakistan tour

By BetBarter Staff

May 27, 2022

Pakistan recently hosted Australia for a historic all-format series in March this year. The series turned out to be a significant success as it saw some great action over three Test matches, three ODIs, and a one-off T20I game. While there have been many concerns for touring teams in Pakistan, David Warner has revealed that they had a good time during their visit.

The Australian players were very active on social media during their tour, and kept posting about the love they received during the trip. The players also enjoyed the food in Pakistan. “The hospitality in Pakistan was second to none, and I have never had so much BBQ ever in my life,” Warner told Fox Cricket.

The three-match Test was a great affair, and it witnessed some firey battle between players. Warner was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi in both innings in the last and deciding Test, as the Pakistan speedster delivered a fiery performance. The Australian star resisted Afridi’s superb bowling, and the two had a confrontation on the field as well. However, following the game, a few Instagram posts appeared in which the duo was seen hugging one other.

“Look, he [Shaheen] is a big gentle giant. It was like looking at Big Ben. He has a lot of character and bowls with pace,” Warner recalled the on-field incident with the pacer.

The 35-year old also addressed the talks that took place before the series between the regulating organisations and the relevant government entities. “It was a series that needed to be, and I am glad I was part of it. We were a little bit scared initially, but we had a lot of conferences in communication with Cricket Australia, the Australia High Commission, and the Pakistani government. It was a great series to be a part of,” he said.

Meanwhile, Australia dominated the Test series, winning 1-0. After that, Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1 against a much-depleted Australian lineup. Australia won the lone T20I against the hosts to round off the tour on a high note.