Australian current vice-captain David Warner’s run has been a barren after arriving in India. Warner confident of a turnaround and saying that he will shortly be among runs.
Aussie left-handed opener has scored just 131 runs in six innings with a 33 run knock in the first innings of the Bangalore Test.
The 30-year-old Australia’s Warner said to the reporters that there was nothing wrong with him as he was striking quite well. “I feel fantastic, I couldn’t be hitting the ball any better, but it’s just that the runs aren’t coming for me at the moment. That will come, it will turn around.”
“I just have to keep being disciplined and making sure that my preparation is still the same – not change anything, and just go about my business as I do,” said Warner.
Warner stated that he was not the first cricketer to bear a terrible period; he said “Numbers always pop up everywhere. For me it’s about putting my best foot forward and trying to put my team in a position that we can either defend or win games.”
“That’s what that’s about. Everyone in world cricket, greats and legends of the game have had stints overseas or at home (where) they’ve had some form slumps. That’s just the game of cricket.”
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He said he had completed it in the past, “That’s in the back of your mind you’ve got to keep telling yourself you’ve done the hard yards, you just don’t lose it overnight. There were tough periods where I kept on thinking to myself ‘am I actually doing the work at training?’ I sort of second guessed myself.
“I had a couple of words to some boys around Christmas time and they weren’t seeing any trends or anything with my dismissals, everything I was doing at training was spot on and in the normal way I go about it,” he added.
“Nothing has changed, it’s still the same. I’ve just got to go out and keep backing myself and, when I’m out there, adapt to the conditions and then keep backing myself to try and keep putting the runs on the board.”
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Current vice-captain Warner said that he has been starting solid with Matt Renshaw, “For the team’s sake we need to get off to a good start. As a partnership, me and Renshaw have been getting off to an okay start. None for 50 over here, you need those to be none for 100. We’ve seen the Indians do it before, batting big and (making) partnerships of 200.”