David Warner has been spending time with his family in the absence of cricket action due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Amid the coronavirus crisis, he is discovering ways to beat the boredom. He has been quite active on social media like Instagram, Twitter, and recently joined video-sharing social networking site TikTok, where his daughters Ivy-Mae and Indi-Rae are giving him company.
On Tuesday (April 28), Warner’s daughters made another special appearance, this time during a chat show, and picked their favourite cricketer and favourite ‘Indian cricketer’.
Featuring on Sony Ten Pit Stop Live Chat, the two young girls named India captain Virat Kohli was their ‘favourite Indian cricketer’ while their father ‘Davey’ was their favourite cricketer.
When urged by the host to say something to their favourite Indian cricketer, the young girls said, “We wish you luck, Virat.”
During the show, David Warner then asked his daughters if they wanted a photograph from Virat Kohli. Both Ivy and Indi replied in the affirmative and said they want a selfie from the India captain.
Meanwhile, David Warner opened up about playing cricket in front of empty stands once the Covid-19 crisis eases. Whereas stressing that he likes to play in front of packed stands, Warner said he hopes to avoid such a situation whereby sport is played without fans at stadiums.
He told to cricket.com.au, “no doubt at all, you want crowds no matter where you go and where you play.”
He said, “I love playing in England, it’s awesome. You’ve always got someone they always try and rev up, and fortunately for the team, it’s pretty much just me, and that takes a lot of the heat off the other guys. I am quite thick-skinned and it doesn’t really affect me at all. I just laugh it off and play along with the crowd.”
He was supposed to lead SunRisers Hyderabad this month in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). But a nationwide coronavirus lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak forced the BCCI to suspended the IPL 2020 indefinitely.