AUS vs NED, CWC 2023: 'We Live For Those World Cups', David Warner Says After Smashing Record Hundred

AUS vs NED, CWC 2023: 'We Live For Those World Cups', David Warner Says After Smashing Record Hundred

David Warner opened up on his mindset after smashing a record hundred in the 2023 World Cup clash against the Netherlands.

ANIUpdated: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 08:59 AM IST
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David Warner. | (Image Credits: Twitter)

After a difficult start to the campaign, David Warner has reached the levels he had hoped for, striking back-to-back centuries to pass one ODI icon, Ricky Ponting, and tie another, Sachin Tendulkar, for World Cup hundreds.
Australia beat the Netherlands by 309 runs thanks to his 104 and Glenn Maxwell's 44-ball 106, securing a place in the top four as the drive to the semifinals continues.

Warner was also overjoyed to have equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of most hundreds in ODI World Cups.

"For me it's about going out there and doing my best. We live for those World Cups, every four years, we really have to shine in those. I try and emulate what I do in the bilateral series. To be in the same category and class is special for us," David Warner told the official broadcaster after the game.

"They're greats of the game. For us, we grew up watching those guys. In this moment, we're just staying present. In probably 20 years' time or 30 years' time, I might sit down and enjoy that," he added.

"They were getting close and closer to the bat" - David Warner on his exploits against Aryan Dutt

Explosive Aussie hitter discusses how he improved his form during the competition.

Talking about the four consecutive boundaries he hit off Aryan Dutt, Warner said, "They were getting close and closer to the bat, try and work out where to pierce the gap. I wanted to reverse sweep and he kept pitching it shorter and it was a handy start to get myself in rhythm. For me, it's about going out there and doing my best.

The Aussie side looked in supreme touch as they torched Nethreland with both bat and ball. The winning margin of 309 runs is the largest ever at a Men's Cricket World Cup and the second largest ever in ODIs.

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