Ian Healy furious with David Warner for “smiling a little too much”, questions veteran’s place in Australia’s Test XI after Stuart Broad gets him for record 17th time

Ian Healy launched a brutal attack on David Warner as the Aussie batter fell to Stuart Broad 17th time in his Test career.


Ian Healy furious with David Warner for “smiling a little too much”, questions veteran’s place in Australia’s Test XI after Stuart Broad gets him for record 17th time

Ian Healy, David Warner (Image via India Today, ICC Twitter)

David Warner is Stuart Broad’s bunny is the argument from English fans whenever there is a talk about the southpaw’s role in the Ashes series. While calling Warner Broad’s bunny is a little overboard, the batter too would agree to the fact that Broad is his biggest negative matchup in Test cricket. The same was proved on Friday when Broad got Warner for a record 17th time in Test cricket.

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While the England pacer was chuffed to bits and was running to the Western Terrace at Headingley. David Warner wore a wry smile on his face. The Aussie opener had the same reaction when he was dismissed in the first inning of the third Ashes Test. While Warner would have thought of it as a normal reaction, Ian Healy certainly does not like that. 

The former Australia wicketkeeper has brutally criticized Warner for “Smiling a little too much”. Ian Healy then said it better not be a smile. “He’s smiling a little too much. I’m hopeful it’s not a smile and it just looks like a smile,” Healy said Channel 9.

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Ian Healy fears there is no place for David Warner in Australia’s Playing XI

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David Warner (Image via ICC Twitter)

The former Australian was too harsh in his criticism of Warner as Ian Healy feared that the opening batter does not fit into the playing XI anymore. While talking about Warner’s dismissal in the second inning, Healy felt that the batter looks helpless against Broad or any bowler for that matter. 

“Not only is Broad unsettling him, but worldwide bowlers over the last two years have not had much trouble with him. I worry whether we can pick him again, even in the next Test,” said Healy. 

Former Aussie batter Callum Ferguson also echoed Healy’s thoughts and pointed out the flaw in Warner’s technique. Ferguson felt that Warner is not moving his feet rightly and hence playing the wrong shot. “It’s troubling to watch. He’s definitely struggling to pick up the length. He was caught on the crease to a ball that he really should have been committing forward to,” opined Ferguson.

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