David Warner is one of world’s finest Test batsmen and his journey has been anything but predictable. He is surely an asset for any team at the top of the order as his name says it all!
On his birthday, we bring you interesting facts to get a proper insight on Aussie’s swashbuckling batsman’s life.
His full name
He was born as David Andrew Warner on 27th October 1986. He was born in an Australian family, in Paddington, a suburb in Eastern Sydney, New South Wales.
He was talented from his younger days
The reason? He was a part of a cricket team at the age of 5 only. He joined the coastal cricket club (Eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia) in the under-8 team. Whoa!
From Left to right and then right to left
When he was 13-year old Warner’s coach asked him to switch to right-handed batting because he used to hit every ball in the air while batting left-handed.
He tried that for a month but shifted back to his natural style. His unique style is loved by all today!
Awesome debut performance
At the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), David became the first player in 132 years to represent the national team in any format without playing any First-Class match. What is more interesting is that he made a stunning 89 off 43 balls in the first T20l against of the two-match series South Africa at the MCG in 2009.
He is an author too
Did you know he is also a writer? Don’t worry you know this now. He is a proud author of the book – ‘the Kaboom kid’- ‘the big switch’.
Warner has many nicknames
David Warner is nicknamed Lloyd, the Bulk, Mario, the Reverend and the Cannon.
A family man
Warner married Australian ironwoman and model Candice Falzon in 2015. They have a loving daughter in Ivy Mae and the Warner household travels a lot exemplifying a happy family life.
We Wish You A Very Happy Birthday, David Warner!