Australian cricketer David Warner has been in superb form in 2016 IPL. He is the highest run-getter for his team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, with 515 runs in 11 matches. He is also leading with aplomb with Sunrisers currently on top of the points table. Warner is relishing his responsibilities as opener and a captain as Sunrisers are the team to beat in this competition.
His national record is also second to none. He is one of the best Test openers currently, boasting of the best batting average among Test cricketers in the last couple of years.
But what is not known is that Warner was once dismissed a “class clown” and his teacher had told him, “You will be good at nothing when you grow up.”
Warner recently posted on his Facebook page his class report Class 12 which had this specific comment from his teacher, “David only wants to be the class clown. He offers little effort or cooperation. Without a complete change of attitude these results will not improve.”
With this report, he commented in the Facebook post that he always behaved responsibly and gave his all to something that he knew best and that is cricket.
Warner commented on the post, “…Class report Year 12. Ha-ha Class Clown but always behaved in a responsible manner. This was one teacher who said to me you will be good at nothing when you grow up. I practiced what I knew best and that was cricket (sic).”
And Warner has definitely proved his teacher wrong by becoming one of the world’s most feared batsmen across all formats.
He made his international debut for Australia even before playing any first-class match. In 51 Tests for Australia, he has scored 4506 runs at 50.06 with 16 centuries. In 71 ODIs, he has scored 2537 runs at 37.86 with 5 tons. In 61 T20Is, he has scored 1633 runs at 28.15.