Ashes: David Warner empties pockets to win Edgbaston crowd

first_imgAshes: David Warner empties pockets to win Edgbaston crowdThe Ashes, England vs Australia 1st Test: When the Edgbaston crowd started shouting: “He’s got sandpaper in his hands”, David Warner emptied his pockets to show he was carrying nothing.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 16:38 IST David Warner hasn’t been impressive with the bat in the first Ashes Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner is playing is first Test after serving the one-year banWarner, along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, received hostile reception from the crowdWarner has scored just 2 and 8 runs in the two Ashes inningsAustralia opener David Warner has won the Edgbaston crowd during the first Ashes Test against England. After he was booed by the spectators, Warner replied with a smile and in an entertaining manner.Warner was playing his first Test after serving a one-year ban following the infamous ‘sandpapergate’ in Cape Town last year. The opener was fielding in front of the Hollies Stand on Saturday when the crowd started shouting: “He’s got sandpaper in his hands!”Warner also acknowledged the crowd by opening both his palms to show that there was nothing in his hands before emptying his pockets too, following which the crowd gave him a loud and heartfelt round of applause.The first Ashes Test hasn’t gone well for Warner as he could only manage scores of 2 and 8 in the two innings.Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft are playing their first Test after serving their respective bans. All the two times when opener Warner and Bancroft came out in the middle to open the innings for Australia, they recieved a hostile reception from the crowd.The Edgbaston crowd waved sandpapers at them and also carried a poster which read, ‘Aussies Cheats’.Also Read | Absolute load of rubbish: Ricky Ponting backs ex-captain Steve Smith to advise Tim PaineAlso Read | Ashes 1st Test: England need to find a way to get ‘world class’ Steve Smith out, says Chris WoakesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow David WarnerFollow ball-tampering banlast_img