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Bored of shadow batting in backyard, says David Warner
Bored of shadow batting in backyard, says David Warner

Sydney, May 24 (TIWN) Australia opener David Warner's social media antics continued unabated but this time the destructive southpaw posted a message saying he is bored of shadow batting in his backyard and cannot wait to get back on the field playing competitive cricket.

"Ok, I am over it now, when can we start again please. Bored of shadow batting in the backyard!!" Warner said in an Instagram post with a video of him shadow practising with the Australia limited overs jersey on.

The video was originally uploaded on Warner''s TikTok page, a social media platform that the fiery Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has taken by storm since the time cricket activities were frozen in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All cricket is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic but there are talks of resuming the game behind closed doors.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently put forward protocols that will have to be followed when cricketing action resumes.

Meanwhile, Australia pacer Pat Cummins has said his team is far better prepared to face Team India than last time when Virat Kohli and men travel Down Under later in the year.

India, under Kohli in the 2018/19 series, became the first Asian side to beat Australia in a Test series in their own den. The series featured stellar performances from batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli and the pace battery featuring Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.

"I think we''ll be ready for them this time," Cummins told

Australia were without the services of Steve Smith and Warner in the last series as both were serving their respective bans for their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy. The duo would, in all likelihood, be part of the series against India, thus providing strength to the batting unit of Australia.

"Everyone''s a little more experienced this time because obviously we''ve got a couple of class batters back in the side and someone like Marnus (Labuschagne) has played a bit more and done brilliantly," Cummins said.

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