30 Surprising Facts About David Warner We Bet You Never Knew


David Warner, known for his aggressive batting style favoring the aerial route, has actually started out a career in cricket at a very early age, mastering both right-handed and left handed. He is famous for his ability to switch hit, using the back of his bat or by taking a right-handed stance. Here are a few important things to know about the Australian cricketer:

  1.  Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.
  2.  He is currently ranked at 6th in the list of top Test batsmen in the world, according to the official ICC Player Rankings, published in February 2019.
  3.  He is a part-time spin bowler with a very rare style, known for mixing medium-pace bowling with his more usual leg-spin bowling.
  4.  He prefers to score on his off side, with a very high strike rate as a Test batsman. In fact, in all of his Test centuries till date, he had never had a strike rate of below 52.5, and only 3 times of below 72.
  5.  In Australia's opening match of the Cricket World Cup 2019, he scored 89* runs of 114 balls against Afghanistan, at the County Ground in Bristol. He was also awarded the "Player of the Match" title.
  6.  From the year 2015 to 2018, he served as the Australian vice-captain across Test and ODI formats of the game.
  7.  He is the first batsman for Australia and 8th batsman overall to score a century in his 100th ODI, a feat he achieved on September 28, 2017.
  8.  He became the fourth player to win the Allan Border Medal more than once and also win the award in consecutive years, in January 2017.
  9.  He made his international debut on January 11, 2009 in a Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  10.  He marked the occasion by scoring 89 off 43 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes. This is also the second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 International history.
  11.  His score of 89 was reportedly the second highest score on Twenty20 international debut, as well as the equally fifth highest score ever in Twenty20 internationals.
  12.  He scored his maiden Test century on December 12, 2011 in Australia's unsuccessful run chase against New Zealand in Hobart. He, with 123* in his side's second innings total of 233, became the sixth person to carry his bat through the fourth innings of a Test match.
  13.  Warner is the first Australian batsman to score 7 ODI centuries in a calendar year, and also the first batsman to ever score three centuries at The WACA.
  14.  His top Test score of 253 was the second-highest individual score to be surpassed by an opposition batsman in the same Test match, which was surpassed during Ross Taylor's knock of 290.
  15.  He is the third batsman in history of Test cricket to score centuries in both innings of a Test match thrice, after Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting.
  16.  He scored his maiden Test double century against New Zealand, at The WACA, Perth, which is also his fourth consecutive century against New Zealand.
  17.  He is the second opener in Test cricket history, after India's Sunil Gavaskar, to score three consecutive Test hundreds twice in his career.
  18.  He is also the only Australian since Adam Gilchrist to score three consecutive hundreds. In fact, he had achieved the feat twice in just 13 months.
  19.  Following the footsteps of the legendary cricketers - Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, Don Bradman and Majid Khan, he became the fifth cricketer to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test match.
  20.  However, among the five cricketers he is the first Australian cricketer to achieve the feat, while playing against Pakistan on January 3, 2017, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  21.  On March 25, 2018, he along with Steve Smith were forced to step down from their roles of vice captain and captain, respectively, due to the ball tampering scandal.
  22.  After a separate investigation by Cricket Australia, Warner was found to be responsible for the development of the plan to alter the condition of the ball, instructing Cameron Bancroft on how to do it, and even demonstrating the technique to him.
  23.  Following this, he was banned from playing international and Australian domestic cricket for 1 year. He had to perform 100 hours of community service, and was also permanently banned from leadership positions.
  24.  This led to his personal sponsor LG Electronics deciding not to continue their commercial relationship with him, dropping him as their brand ambassador. ASICS also reportedly terminated their contract with him.
  25.  Three days later, Warner was banned from the 2018 IPL. The next day he apologized for his part in the incident, and took responsibility for it, through his post on Twitter.
  26.  He was called as "the most juvenile cricketer" on a cricket field by former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who even asked for a yellow-card and red-card system to be introduced to international cricket in an effort to curb Warner's "thuggish" on-field behavior.
  27.  He was dropped for Australia's second match, in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand on June 12, 2013, after an attack on Joe Root, an England cricketer.
  28.  The next day Cricket Australia announced that Warner was to be fined £7,000 and would not play for his country until the first Ashes Test on July 10, 2013.
  29.  He was involved in an altercation with South African Wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, during tea in the 1st Test in Durban on March 4, 2018.
  30.  He married Australian ironwoman Candice Falzon in April 2015, and is the father of two daughters. He currently resides in Sydney. In the year 2016, he was named Australian Sports Dad of the Year.
  31.  David Warner Net Worth: $9.9 Million

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