Cricket in the older days was played in a very different manner. There would be friendship between the players from different countries but their relationship would be limited only when those two teams meet on the field.
The introduction of franchise cricket has changed the whole dynamics of cricket. It allowed the players from other countries to gel with the players from different regions all over the world and helped them to know about the culture of different countries.
The IPL is one important league that has done world of good for the players to get to know about other cricketers from other countries.
The pocket-dynamite and one of the destructive openers in world cricket in David Warner is a different beast altogether when it comes to white ball cricket. He never looked like he was on a one year break when he came back and touched the bat for the first time in IPL 2019.
The bull was in his raging best and the intensity with which he milked the bowlers around the park for fun was something that was unbelievable to watch.
That is the very reason why India’s premium new ball bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was scared to bowl to David Warner in the world cup because of the mind-boggling form in which David Warner entered the world cup after winning the orange cap for the 3rd time in IPL which is the most by any player.
Here’s what Bhuvneshwar had to say about David Warner
The year 2020 will be of at most significance for both these players in their own way. The cricket world cup slipped away from both India and Australia after having qualified for the semi finals.
If Australia has to win their first T20 world cup, then the onus will be on David Warner as the Aussies will be banking on the bull to come good with the conditions suiting him in Australia. The same goes for Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has a very good record in Australian conditions and would be hoping to help India to overcome the trophy drought.