Cheeky young cricket fan begs David Warner for his shirt during one-day win over England – however the Aussie star tells him to ask teammate Marnus Labuschagne as a substitute!
Australian batsman David Warner showcased his sense of humour with a young fan in Adelaide on Thursday night.
Warner, 36, had just plundered 86 at the highest of the order as Pat Cummins’ side comfortably chased down England’s total of 287 from 50 overs.
The ability hitter was in vintage touch on the crease, hitting 10 boundaries and a six off 84 balls within the ODI series opener.
This cheeky teenager knew what he wanted when Fox Sports’ cameras panned his way in Adelaide on Thursday
Aussie batsman David Warner saw the sign on the TV screen – and responded along with his own message which read ‘get one off Marnus’
With Australia circling on a formidable victory, the cameras panned to a daring teenager who knew what he wanted.
Sitting on the fence next to the boundary rope, the cheeky fan produced a hand-written sign asking for Warner’s shirt.
The image was seen by the dynamic batsman, who responded with a hilarious message of his own – ‘get one off Marnus.’
Warner was referring to teammate Marnus Labuschagne, who was certainly one of few players to not money within the batsman-friendly wicket within the City of Churches.
Labuschagne was dismissed for just 4, with makeshift opener Travis Head (69) and Steve Smith (80 not out) impressive when swinging the willow.
Warner’s own sign was referring to teammate Marnus Labuschagne, who was certainly one of few to not money within the batsman-friendly wicket versus England
‘(It) was probably one of the best I’ve felt in about six years,’ Smith told reporters when reflecting on the victory.
‘I used to be just in very nice positions and I felt really good, I truthfully have not felt that way in six years or so.
‘It has been nice to attain some runs in that point and we’re at all times in search of perfection, and for me that was as near perfection as I’ll get.’
In a feel good moment, Warner was seen motioning for the young fan to return up towards the Aussie dressing room – where it’s believed he passed on a training shirt to the elated teenager.
Australia’s next ODI versus England is on November 19 on the SCG, with play starting at 2.20pm (AEST).