David Warner was trolled by cricket fans after they took offense to his “My number 1 #wife #love I’m going to miss you,” comment on Instagram which the Australian wrote in the caption of one of the posts that featured his wife Candice Warner alongside him in the picture.
David Warner’s “Number 1 wife” remark wasn’t liked by his supporters on the popular photo-sharing app and immediately after the left-hander was bombarded with coarse messages on social media.
“Number one wife ah? how many wife do u have bro don’t be serious take it funny bro,” a user asked.
“Number 1? How many others do u have man??” another questioned.
“Hey David how many wife ur, please tell me,” a third queried.
“David Warner who is your number two then,” a fourth said, slamming him for his choice of words for Candice.
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David Warner is extremely popular on Instagram and has over 9.4 million followers on the widely used app.
Meanwhile, his better half Candice Warner is also gaining in popularity and currently has 490K followers on her account.
Both David Warner and his wife regularly share pictures, including the ones from their personal lives.
The former Australian vice-captain featured in the just-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi Capitals (DC).
While David Warner had a decent outing in this season’s IPL as he amassed 432 runs in 12 games at a strike rate of well over 150 for the Rishabh Pant-led franchise, his heroics with the bat proved insufficient as DC failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Warner finished the event with the Delhi-based outfit’s top scorer, making five fifties in the process with his highest score being 92*.
Though Delhi couldn’t make it to the business end of the IPL, Warner earned praise from several quarters for his performance for the team.
Yet David Warner couldn’t fulfill his daughters’ wish to score a century in the latest edition of the IPL.
“It was an experience. The girls take David (Warner) getting out really, really hard. And it’s me going afterwards…’No, it’s okay. He actually did really well. He contributed to the team’. But they expect him to get 100 every single game,” his wife Candice Warner revealed in an interview with Fox Sports.
Even the explosive batsman agreed with Candice’s view that fulfilling the expectations of his daughters is among the toughest tasks he has completed in his life.
“It’s not. It’s not. It’s actually hard because when you come home, and every day it’s just like why can’t you get a 100? It’s not that simple,” David Warner said.
Warner who captained SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a long time, returned to his original IPL team for which he had first debuted in the tournament back in 2009.
Besides opening up about how his kids have fallen in love with cricket, David Warner also spoke his mind on how fans of different franchises treat their players.
“It’s crazy. I think if you play…there’s three specific teams – Mumbai, RCB, and Chennai. Doesn’t matter where you play them, even if you are at your home venue, there’s going for them. So yeah, you are up against it. So, hopefully, you don’t come up against them too often,” he said.
“I obviously loved my time back at Delhi, now renamed the Delhi Capitals. Ricky Ponting is the coach, a lot of familiar faces. Shane Watson was there, James Hopes and it just felt like I was back at home with the Australian boys and some fresh faces as well,” David Warner added.
The 35-year-old cricketer is among some of the most successful players in the cash-rich league, having guided SRH to the IPL title in 2016.
Besides, he is a part of an elite group of foreigners who have made more than 5,000 runs in the IPL. He’s on top of the charts among overseas players with 5,668 runs in 155 games in the prestigious competition.
Ex-South Africa captain AB de Villiers is the other non-Indian batter to complete the milestone in the IPL, having retired with 5,162 runs last year.
Coming back to Warner’s Australia career, he has been their main man at the top of the order, having opened across all three formats for more than a decade.
So far, David Warner has collected 7,753 runs in 94 Test matches for his country, while he has nearly 5,500 runs to his name in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
In the 88 T20Is that Warner has played for Australia, he has accumulated 2,554 runs with the highest score of 100.
After his successful stint with Delhi Capitals in the IPL, Warner would be back in Australia colours later this month. The Kangaroos will be on a full-fledged tour of Sri Lanka where they will face the home team in two Test matches at Galle.