Australia won the T20 World Cup title (AUS vs NZ T20 World Cup Final) for the first time by defeating New Zealand. Opener David Warner played an important role in Australia’s victory. While chasing the target of 173 runs, Warner played an innings of 53 runs in 38 balls. Thanks to his innings, Australia won the final with 7 balls to spare. This win means as much for Australia as it is for Warner. Because this year has been full of ups and downs for Warner. He was stripped of the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the middle of the first half of IPL 2021. After this he was also dropped from the playing-11. After this, how did this Australian batsman make a comeback? What is his comeback ‘England Connection’.
Something similar happened with Warner in the second half in UAE as well. In the last few matches of Sunrisers Hyderabad, he was not included in the playing-11 again. He was left in the hotel in the match against Rajasthan Royals. When the team’s coach Trevor Bayliss was asked the reason for this, he said that Warner, who was struggling with poor form, was kept out to give the youth a chance. However, this too did not have a significant impact on Hyderabad’s performance and the team finished last in the league. It was not considered appropriate to call Warner even in the photo session of the team. Despite being ignored so many times, Warner did not say anything.
Warner’s befitting reply to critics
Even in the practice matches before the T20 World Cup, runs did not come from Warner’s bat. After this, questions started being raised on his form again. But Warner gave a befitting reply to all the critics by playing big innings at the right time. Warner’s return to form has an ‘England connection’. This is because Trevor Bayliss, coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has previously also coached the England cricket team from 2015 to 2019. He comes from New South Wales, Australia and has played 58 first class matches. It was Bayliss who dropped him from Hyderabad’s playing-11 and he made a strong comeback in the World Cup and explained why he is one of the most powerful openers of T20.
Warner was considered finished by people: Finch
After the final, Australia captain Aaron Finch also said something similar. Finch said, “I can’t believe that people dismissed Warner a few weeks ago saying he was over. This thing was pricking Warner.”
Finch had already talked about Warner’s return to form
Finch further said that even though the world was saying anything for Warner. But I had full faith in his ability. I told coach Justin Langer a few months before the T20 World Cup that David should not be worried. He will be the man of the tournament. He is one of the greatest batsmen of all time and a real fighter. He is the kind of player who gives his best when he is rejected and this T20 World Cup is an example of that.
Warner played important innings in the semi-finals and final
Warner did something similar in the 2019 ODI World Cup, bypassing all the criticism. Then he became the second highest run-scorer in the tournament. Warner had scored 647 runs in 10 matches at an average of 71. He had scored 3 centuries and as many fifties in the tournament and in this T20 World Cup also he proved that he is a player of the big match and cannot be dismissed easily by scoring 49 runs in the semi-final and then 53 in the final. .