It was an emotional moment was cricket fans around the world as they witnessed a historic moment with Australia's aggressive batter David Warner bidding farewell to the test format with a remarkable performance against Pakistan.
In his final test match, David Warner's impactful half-century led Australia to a convincing victory against Pakistan, securing a 3-0 series sweep. Australia was set a modest target of 130 runs by resisting Pakistan but Warner and Labuschagne contributed significantly to Australia chasing the target easily with 8 wickets left.
David Warner, waving goodbye to Test cricket, couldn't quite score the winning runs but his 57 runs led Australia to a glorious victory over Pakistan before getting out to spinner Sajid Khan.
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Marnus Labuschagne played a crucial role in leading Australia to victory after Warner's departure with an unbeaten 62. Pakistan, starting the day at 68/7, added just 47 runs before being dismissed for a measly 115. Australia needed only 130 to win which they managed to chase without any hurdles.
David Warner, playing his 112th and final Test received a warm hug from childhood friend and opening partner Usman Khawaja followed by a guard of honor from the Pakistani team. What a way to start! Though Khawaja fell early, Warner was on a mission. He hit boundaries like clockwork, reaching his 37th Test half-century with a single square of the leg. By lunch, Australia were cruising at 91/1, needing just 39 more runs.
The drama unfolded after lunch as Warner got trapped leg-before, falling 11 runs short of finishing with a flourish. But worry not! Marnus Labuschagne did the honours, guiding Australia home with a single. The Sydney crowd erupted, giving Warner a standing ovation that forgave his past scandals and celebrated his incredible Test career.
David Warner enjoys great popularity in India as well because of his IPL stint and his love for Kollywood. David Warner’s retirement announcement created a social media meltdown and on this momentous occasion today fans took to X to express their emotions.
Here are some of the tweets from fans on X:
Thank you for giving us reason to Smile legend pic.twitter.com/sDy1Nwmgr9— Ayush Singh (@imabhinashS) January 6, 2024
Happy Retirement David bhai— Pankaj (@Pankaj41627) January 6, 2024
One of greatest opener for Australia 😉 pic.twitter.com/OpSZ1UtXDJ
Happy Retirement pushpa— Amit Shah (Parody) (@Motabhai012) January 6, 2024
What a player he has been for Australia. One of the greatest for sure 😊— Anupama Singh (@anupamaasingh) January 6, 2024
One of the legend of Australian cricket team 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Yh9FRtUwUc— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) January 6, 2024
What an incredible end of an era for Warner.— Apurv Anand (@apurv_anand) January 6, 2024
A small note about Elgar as well.
Two opening left handers, extremely talented who gave 100% to cricket