Warner, who was also named Player of the Match, said that the match was in honour of their late friend, Phil Hughes.
David Warner had a routine every time he would come out to bat on home soil. Looking back at his performance during a challenging Ashes Test, he wasn’t able to make the most of his appearances, especially against England’s Stuart Broad. Broad made batting look like a difficult task for Warner.
Not having any effective response for Broad’s bowling, Warner was out seven times in 10 innings - a world record. He was also able to manage only 95 runs in those ten innings. That was when they faced England in The Ashes. In their Test series against Pakistan, Warner made sure that the past would stay in the past. In this series, he went on to score a total of 489 runs including three centuries across two Test matches.
He was awarded Player of the Match and Player of the Series. He dedicated his performance to the late Australian batsman Phil Hughes. Talking about Hughes in an interview, Warner said that ‘This win for us is a bit of memory and reflection of our mates’ life. It’s always a difficult time for us. I looked up to the skies to him and every time we come here and play, we do that’.
He also said that he was relieved that they didn’t need to bat again since the innings was declared. He spoke about his year-long suspension following a ball-tampering issue. ‘I am very happy we didn’t have to bat again. The legs are okay, but I was so tired last night that I slept on the couch. Coming out here and playing against Pakistan, we knew they were going to put up a fight. I backed myself and just enjoyed it. I had a bit of time out of the game to reflect on a lot of things. Now that I am back here, I am enjoying it and hungrier than ever’.
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