Last Update: 12 July 2022 at 12:24 PM IST
Veteran Australia opener David Warner has penned a heartfelt message for the warm and welcoming people of Sri Lanka, which faced economic and political woes in the country, to watch the eagerly contested month-long series between the two. To go out in large numbers. The island nation is going through its worst crisis in more than seven decades, with severe shortages of fuel, medicines and essential commodities in the wake of political instability in the country.
Nevertheless, people turned out to watch the match in large numbers, encouraging not only the home team but also the Australians, to express their gratitude to the visitors for agreeing to tour the country amid the turmoil. Can you Even Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch was there. Overwhelmed by the response his team received during the limited-overs series, including three T20Is and five ODIs, that concluded at the R Premadasa Stadium on June 24. Last ODI to show solidarity for the visiting team.
On Monday, at the conclusion of the two-Test series, Warner took to Instagram to express his gratitude to Sri Lanka. We’re so grateful to be able to be here and to play the game we love and know what it’s like to support all of you. You have opened your arms for us and we will never forget this journey,” Warner said.
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When the country was hit by protests from millions of people who took to the streets to demand the resignation of the Sri Lankan president, the month-long series went smoothly without a minute’s disruption. “What I love about your wonderful country is you always have a smile on your face and you are always welcome no matter what the circumstances. Thanks and I can’t wait to take a day trip to vacation with my family. #respect #love #cricket,” Warner said.