Veteran Australian opener David Warner on Tuesday ended a nearly three-year drought by scoring a century in his 100th Test against South Africa and returned to his best performance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. On his way to three figures, the 36-year-old completed 8,000 Test runs – the eighth Australian to do so – after coming into the game under pressure following a lean run. It was his first Test hundred since January 2020 as he proved the doubters wrong with an aggressive 144-ball innings, studded with eight fours, on the second day of the second Test.
He completed his 25th century with a boundary, punching the air in celebration.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Warner’s century:
One of the greatest opening batsmen of our time! So David Warner scored a century in his 100th Test! As Sehwag predicted in 2010 IIRC, David Warner will be a better test batsman than a limited overs batsman, what a prediction! #david warner #AUSvsSA
– Made in Thane Mobile Factory (@AichyagavatRaga) December 27, 2022
Watching David Warner score a hundred and Smith scoring a half-century makes my Tuesday mornings more beautiful. #AUSvsSA #aus
— Arun Joseph (@iarunjoseph) December 27, 2022
David Warner scored a century:
On 100th Test match.
on the Boxing Day Test.
His 25th Test century.
With his 100 he silenced all the hate comments.
Get over it, David Warner!!#david warner #savsaus #AUSvsSA pic.twitter.com/ldqC6Aq9LR
— (@chandroshiv) December 27, 2022
100 in 100th Test!
Another chapter in David Warner’s return to legacy. This time in red ball format. Another milestone in 25th 100 days.
so happy for you @davidwarner31 Arguably the best all format Australian player ever #AUSvsSA #david warner pic.twitter.com/R3e2hPMc11
— Vijay (@veerendravijay88) December 27, 2022
David Warner in his 100th Test…
— Shiva (@itz_shiva31) December 27, 2022
Brilliant innings from David Warner.
– Vaiyullah Budaye (@WasiyullahB) December 27, 2022
Warner had insisted before the match that “you are never out of form”.
“They are not words I use and they are certainly not used in our changing rooms,” he said. “It’s about (being) out of the run.”
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