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'One Of The Best Things I've Ever Seen': Justin Langer On David Warner's Double Bounce Six

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By AFP News
November 12, 2021 • 19:20 PM View: 798

David Warner‘s six on a supply that bounced twice within the Twenty20 World Cup semifinal has been termed unsportsmanlike, however Australia coach Justin Langer on Friday known as the shot “unbelievable”.

Warner hit 49 to arrange Australia’s 5-wicket victory over Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday to e book a title conflict with New Zealand.
But his 30-ball knock had two attention-grabbing moments together with when he jumped out of his crease sideways to smash Mohammad Hafeez for a six over deep mid-wicket after the ball had slipped from the bowler’s hand and linked with the bat on a double bounce.

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir mentioned, “What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful”

But Langer mentioned he was impressed by Warner’s intuition to make a shot out of the ball that might have stunned any batsman.

“Oh my gosh! it is one of one of the best issues I’ve ever seen within the sport of cricket. I do not assume anybody would have the instincts to do this,” Langer advised reporters.
“Most people would not have been sure what to do. It’s a no ball and then to have the talent and ability to hit it for six, unbelievable.
“And then he walked of course when he nicked it, so anybody thinks it to be unsportsmanlike, in all probability evens it up a bit.”

The second key moment came when Warner fell to spinner Shadab Khan, caught behind and walked back only for replays to suggest the left-hand opener did not edge the ball.
Glenn Maxwell at the other end also could not assist his partner in taking a review – two left in the Australia innings at that point.
Langer said the team would work on taking the referrals.

“So a lot noise on the market final evening, truthfully it was like a rock live performance,” Langer said on the nearly packed Dubai stadium with Pakistan supporters.

“I believe we’ve got all talked about it. He was stunned. Maxi was stunned, he was his associate when noticed it on the replays later on within the innings. We will work by that.”

Warner hit three fours and three sixes to give the team a flying start before Shadab Khan pulled it back with his four wickets.
Australia fell to 96-5 after Maxwell’s wicket before Marcus Stoinis (40) and Matthew Wade (41) pulled off the team’s chase of 177 with one over to spare.

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Both Australia and New Zealand are eyeing their maiden T20 World Cup crown on Sunday in Dubai.


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