“We fought hard and did our very best, but we were outplayed” – David Warner lauds India following Test series win

David Warner

Australian opener David Warner congratulated India over their fantastic win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

On his Instagram account, the left-hander posted two pictures — one from before the tour started, and another at the end.

In the first image, Australian captain Tim Paine and Indian skipper Virat Kohli were posing with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In the second, Mohammed Siraj was embracing Rishabh Pant after India’s spectacular Gabba win.

Warner wrote that the end result was definitely not what Australia would have wanted. But he also conceded that India were superior to them and deserved credit for the triumph. He stated that Australia fought hard and did their best, but were outplayed by a better team.

Pat Cummins was among the rare success stories for Australia with 21 wickets in the four Tests. He was also named Man of the Series for his efforts. David Warner congratulated the fast bowler on his fantastic showing. He wrote in the same post:

“Well done to @patcummins30 for a man of the series.”

Unlike India who were plagued with injury woes, Australia had all their key players available for the majority of the series. Yet, they failed to take advantage of the situation.

They took the crucial 1-0 lead at Adelaide following a sensational bowling effort. But India fought back like cornered tigers. They clinched the MCG and Gabba Tests while earning a heroic draw in Sydney.

David Warner himself had a tough series. He was injured during the limited-overs leg against India and played in Sydney despite not being completely fit. He did not taste much success in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, only registering scores of 5, 13, 1 and 48.

Australia next tour South Africa for three Test matches while India prepares to face England at home in a Test series.

Australia captain Tim Paine has come under fire from all quarters after his side conceded their second consecutive Test series to India at home, following the 1-2 defeat in the 2018-19 season.

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