Warner Promises More Banter Against India

Warner Promises More Banter Against India
David Warner has promised his team won’t cut down on the verbal volleys at the Indians during the third Test at the MCG
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Australia opening batsman David Warner has promised his team won’t cut down on the verbal volleys at the Indians during the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which starts on Friday December 26.

The 28 year-old has defended his team’s tactics as banter and mental battle rather than using the term sledging.

Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan along with David Warner were reprimanded and fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the previous Test match at the Gabba for using inappropriate language.

However, Warner has defended the tactics and has promised the visitors some more banter in the upcoming Test match.

“If it requires a little bit of banter to get the other person talking, that’s what is going to happen,” said Warner on Wednesday while preparing for the Boxing Day test against India at the MCG.

“Some players, they don’t say anything at all, but then when they do, you know you’ve gotten into them and they’re actually listening to you.

“You know you’re in their head.

“I like to go at them, to try and get them to bite back at me when I go out there and bat. At the moment, it’s working.”

Warner also confessed the language barrier has made it tough for his team to entice Indian players.

“It’s tough with nations that speak different languages,” Warner said

“The aim for us – it’s not really sledging, it’s more banter.”

David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan had a heated discussion on day four of the Brisbane Test as the players were leaving for lunch. 

Warner construed the dubious incident as a friendly banter between the two players who are team mates for IPL Franchise - Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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