David Warner erased any lingering doubt about his batting since his comeback from a 12-month ban with an almost run-a-ball century to lead Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs in Taunton on Wednesday.
Warner wasn’t exactly back to his best, but he still reached his first ton for Australia since 2017 from 102 balls, smashing 11 boundaries and a six in the process.
The 32-year-old Warner was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliance with the bat. The southpaw, however, gave his award to a young Australian fan, a gesture hailed as “wonderful” by the Cricket World Cup.
“David Warner made this young Australia fan’s day by giving him his Player of the Match award after the game. Wonderful gesture. #SpiritOfCricket #CWC19,” Cricket World Cup captioned the video on Twitter.
David Warner made this young Australia fan's day by giving him his Player of the Match award after the game 🏆
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
The young kid was overjoyed by Warner’s gesture towards the end of the game as the Australian opener signed his player of the match award and gave it to him.
Speaking to TV presenter Zainab Abbas, the youngster said it feels awesome. “We were just waving the flag and he just came over and gave it to us,” he said.
When asked about whether he is a David Warner fan, the kid said that “Yes, I really like him and I am happy with Australia’s win”.