Australia opening batsman David Warner became a social media hit during the lockdown period as he started making videos on Chinese social networking service – TikTok. Warner made videos several videos along with wife Candice and their three daughters featuring Indian movies and songs which attracted his fans in India.
Warner plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His South Indian fans loved how he used Tollywood songs and dialogues for his videos and shared them on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 17, 2020
He also danced to popular Bollywood hits like ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ and ‘Bala’.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 13, 2020
But things took a sudden change after the Indian government decided to ban 59 Chinese apps. As per reports, these apps were stealing personal data of the users.
The first name which popped up in the minds of cricket lovers once the news broke out was of David Warner, and the Aussie cricketer has finally responded to the TikTok ban in India.
When a fan wrote, “TikTok ban in India” with a teasing smiley, the 33-year-old replied, “They are indeed but I can’t do anything about it being banned from India. That’s the government’s decision and people in India have to respect that.”
Earlier, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin trolled Warner on Twitter, stating: “Appo Anwar?”, which is a dialogue from veteran actor Rajnikant’s film Baashha.
The dialogue roughly translates to: “So, what’s David Warner going to do now?”
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 29, 2020