Smith-Warner last played for the national team for the first time since the ball-tampering controversy.
David Warner’s unbeaten 89 not out, Australia defeated Afghanistan
Sports desk Former Australia captain Steve Smith and opener David Warner returned to the national team two months later. Both play against Afghanistan in the World Cup in the first match of the team. Warner played an innings of 89 runs. He hit eight fours in 114 balls. At the same time, Smith played 18 runs Australia defeated Afghanistan by 7 wickets The visitors, who reached the match, had reached the stadium wearing Sandpapers to protest against Warner-Smith during this period.
Warner-Smith was stuck in the ball tampering controversy last year. Then there was a one year ban on both. His partner Cameron Bencroft rubbished the ball with sandpaper. After this, he was also dropped out of the team for 10 months. Darren Lehmann, the then coach of the team, had to resign.
Audiences hooting Australian players:
Prior to the World Cup, Australian coach Justin Langer had appealed to the audience to respect Smith-Warner. Do not oppose them during the World Cup. They have suffered punishment. Even after this many viewers hooting both the players Two viewers were seen wearing sandpapers in Oval’s balcony. The picture of both of them became viral on social media A user on Twitter wrote: The tremendous hooting of Australian players and especially Warren. Well, don Bristol similarly retains the old tradition.