World Cup 2019: David Warner overwhelmed with warm reception from Pakistan fans

first_imgDavid Warner hit a match-winning 107 for Australia against Pakistan in the 17th match of ICC World Cup 2019. This was Warner’s 1st hundred for Australia after his international comeback post the ball-tampering scandal.During the game, Pakistani fans crowded Taunton in large numbers to back Sarfaraz and company against Australia.However, they made sure to shower Warner with a heartwarming reception. Warner was so overwhelmed with the reception’ that he took to his official Instagram handle stories to share a picture of himself running towards the boundary, with the Pakistani fans in the background.Before the match, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed had said that his countrymen love cricket and support the players. He had denied that Pakistan’s fans might boo Australia’s Steven Smith like the Indian fans. Smith had to face chants and boos from the Indian fans during India vs Australia clash on June 9. Warner took to Instagram stories to share this picture(Instagram: David Warner)”I don’t think Pakistani people will be doing it like that, Sarfaraz said as his team prepared to take on Australia. Pakistan people love cricket and they love to support it, and they love the players,” Sarfaraz said.Warner also gifted his Player of the Match award to a young fan present at the ground. The incident was captured on video when Warner was signing autographs after Australia completed a 41-run win.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India, New Zealand share points as rain ruins Trent Bridge gameAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Honour to be part of ‘marquee’ India-Pakistan match, says Virat KohliAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more