David Warner's knock should encourage Virender Sehwag: Ian Chappell

David Warner scored a blazing 180 in the third Test against India that Australia won by innings and 37 runs Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Adelaide: Jan 16, 2012

Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell feels out-of-form Virender Sehwag should take inspiration from David Warner s ‘whirlwind knock at Perth and should come good at the Adelaide Oval.

Warner scored a blazing 180 in the third Test match that Australia won by innings and 37 runs.

“The irony of David Warner’s knock was that it was played in front of Virender Sehwag, a man who told Warner he’d be a better player in Test cricket,” Chappell wrote in MiD DAY.

“Seeing Warner play in such a manner should encourage a struggling Sehwag,”

Chappell felt Warner s knock reminded him of West Indies opener Roy Fredericks

“Warner’s belligerent century not only demoralised an already flustered Indian side he also re-mastered a few thrills from other memorable knocks at the WACA.

“The diminutive Warner reminded me of the flamboyant West Indies opener Roy Fredericks who thrashed a hundred in 1975-76 in just seventy-one balls of mayhem. Warner beat that incredible performance by two balls.

“Warner is a gifted player; to be mentioned in the same breath as Walters, Fredericks, Gayle and also Adam Gilchrist who scored the second fastest century ever in a Test at the WACA is not an exaggeration. And yet his greatest achievement is to play an innings of such daring in a Test match.”