David Warner bids farewell to MCG, gifts gloves to young fan in stands

Veteran Australian opener David Warner bid farewell to the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) after an exceptional career in Test cricket. Warner had announced that he would be retiring from Test cricket after the three-game series against Pakistan.

The 37-year-old has undoubtedly left a huge impact on Australian cricket with the number of runs that he has amassed in his brilliant career. After scoring six runs in 16 deliveries in the second innings of the second Test, Warner bid farewell to the crowd at the iconic stadium and even gifted his gloves to a young fan in the crowd.

As the star batter took his leave, the crowd stood on its feet as a sign of respect for the legendary batter. With one Test match left in the series, Warner will be keen on putting in a memorable showing and taking the spectators down memory lane in his final Test.

The clip of Warner bidding farewell to the MCG was shared by cricket.com.au on their X handle (formerly known as Twitter) handle. “At the ground where he scored 912 Test runs, and made his T20I debut all those years, David Warner bids farewell to the MCG for one final time #AUSvPAK,” they captioned the post.

Australia aim to clinch Test series

Australia continues to maintain a strong grip on the ongoing Test series against Pakistan. Dominantly playing the first Test, the Pat Cummins-led side managed to register a 360-run win in the contest and are looking in pole position to win the second Test and the series.

By the end of Day 3 of the second Test, Australia had scored 187 runs in the second innings and lost six wickets in the process. The day ended with Steve Smith’s wicket on 50 runs, and as Alex Carey remained on strike with Day 4 approaching, the hosts maintained a 241-run lead against Pakistan. They will hope that they can pile on some more runs and post a big total for the visitors to chase down.