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“Shutting the critics down? No, never,” says David Warner after his match winning knock against Sri Lanka

David Warner was under huge pressure to prove his worth in the Australian T20 side

David Warner has denied that proving the critics wrong and shutting them down was in his mind when he went out to bat against Sri Lanka in Australia’s second game in the T20 World Cup last night.

David Warner was coping with a lot of criticism before scoring a fluent half-century to help Australia secure their second victory in the ongoing T20 World Cup. The criticism of Warner had been there since the time he was dropped from the SRH squad earlier this year, with many people of the belief that the left-hander might have been well past his prime.

When David Warner came to address the press conference after the victory against Sri Lanka and he was asked about the regular criticism, he said its something that a player will have to take in his stride because highs and lows are part and parcel of the game. If you take the accolades in your stride on your highs, you must also accept the criticism in your lows, and he was not out there with the intention of shutting down the critics at all.

“Shutting the critics down? No, never. That’s the world of sport. When you ride the highs, you’ve got to ride the lows and you’ve got to stay confident, keep a smile on your face, and never let it get to you,” Warner said while addressing the press after his match-winning innings of 65.

Australia is in a strong position to make the top 4 now

Australia, with their second consecutive victory in the T20 World Cup 2021, have now put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the semis, but their next game against England on Saturday is extremely crucial.

It seems a three-way battle between England, Australia and South Africa for two spots in the semis from group 1. From that perspective, England Vs Australia and England Vs South Africa will probably be the two biggest games, moving forward in group 1.



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