David Warner is one of the most loved cricketers around the globe. The Australian has garnered a lot of love and attention with his humorous videos. He is also admired for his aggressive batting. The Aussie is once again making headlines for his witty request to the broadcasters during the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.
During Day 2’s play, David Warner requested the broadcasters to ask Geoff Lemon to sit down as the batter was frustrated. While fielding, the Aussie walked up to the stumps and uttered “Broadcast, can you tell Geoff Lemon to sit down in the yellow? The batsman is frustrated, please.” The video of the incident went viral in no time and was shared widely.
Lemon also replied to this viral video but a bit later. The Australian author corrected David Warner by telling him the color of his shirt. “Actually, David, it’s more of a beige and cinnamon,” wrote Lemon on Twitter.
Watch the video here:
Sri Lanka in complete control
Meanwhile hosts Sri Lanka look in complete control on Day 3. On the back of the half-centuries from four of its batters. Captain Dimith Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dinesh Chandimal are the half-centurions till now. While Karunaratne (86), Mendis (85), and Mathews (52) have left the crease, Chandimal is still standing tall with an unbeaten 82 against his name.
Sri Lanka have already crossed Australia’s first innings score of 364 and have still a lot of batting left. Kamindu Mendis (43*) is there in the middle with Chadimal and is nearing his maiden half-century in Tests. Earlier, for Australia, Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne emerged as star batters. Both the batters scored centuries. While Smith remained unbeaten on 145, Labuschagne departed after scoring 104 off 156 balls.
Apart from Smith and Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja (37) and Alex Carey (28) also chipped in. Meanwhile, for Sri Lanka, Prabath Jayasuriya claimed six wickets to put the hosts in firm control.