Dubai: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir slammed Australian opener David Warner, who scored 49, on Thursday for smashing Pakistan spinner Mohammad Hafeez’s delivery that had bounced twice over the mid-wicket for a six during their ICC T20 World Cup semi-final.
Riding on batting prowess from Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Warner, Australia got the better of Pakistan by five wickets in a thrilling last-four clash at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday evening.
Australia will now take on Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the final scheduled for Sunday (November 14).
Gambhir lambasted the former Aussie skipper and he thought that was an “absolutely pathetic” action.
“What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful What say @ashwinravi99? (Ravichandran Ashwin’s twitter account),” Gambhir tweeted.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 11, 2021
However, commentator Mark Nicholas labelled the action “incredible strength”. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before,” Nicholas said.
The Aussies are yet to win the T20 World Cup.