David Warner’s farewell at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was emotional as he bid adieu to the iconic venue after his dismissal in Australia’s second innings during the Boxing Day Test. His disappointment was evident, but the MCG crowd’s response clearly touched his emotions. He acknowledged the crowd and made a young fan’s day by handing over his batting gloves to a kid eagerly waiting for a high-five from the veteran Australian batsman. Warner made his international debut at the MCG in a T20I match against South Africa in 2009 and has since played 11 Test matches at this iconic venue, amassing an impressive total of 912 runs, including three centuries.
Prior to his appearances at the MCG, Warner commenced the ongoing Test series against Pakistan with a scintillating century in the first Test held in Perth but was unable to replicate his success in the second innings. As the series moved to Melbourne, Warner managed scores of 38 and 6, which were not as impressive as his previous innings. However, his journey does not end here as he will be participating in the final Test match of his career at his home ground in Sydney, starting on January 3.