Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | Imran@betootaadvocate.com
9 December, 2014. 13:10
IT WOULD appear that the 2014 Summer of cricket is in full swing with a stand-out performance from opening batsman, David Warner.
A quick half-century came to the 28-year old with ease, as he managed to keep in control through a series of different bowlers and batting partners. It was shortly after he was joined by captain Michael Clarke, that Warner reached the now iconic benchmark of 63 – at which point he paid a touching tribute to his late mate, Phil Hughes.
Meanwhile, it became quite obvious that the fans down in Adelaide were embracing their day off work with one too many Coopers Pale Ales. Former Prime Minister and cricket die-hard, John Howard says we should embrace the drunkeness, as many Australians are very excited for what is to come.
“We can expect to see a lot more of this, its been a sad couple of weeks for Australian cricket and everyone knows the best way to put the sadness behind us is for our cricketers to gets tons… and for our fans to get flogged”
Warner had the punters riled up early on, with the star opening batsman taking up the attack to India’s opening bowlers by smashing his first 37 runs off only 20 balls, including seven boundaries. Finishing up for lunch on 77 not out it would appear Warner is coming in hot for the first Australian century of the summer.
Howard believes things are going to get much looser in the next few weeks.
“Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne – We’ve all had a drink… But the fans deserve it. I’m half-pissed myself and it’s not even lunch.”