After a below-par Ashes 2019 in England, David Warner has set the stage on fire in the ongoing home Test series against Pakistan. Continuing his sensational form from the first Test at The Gabba where he registered a superb innings of 154 runs, Warner started things in a similar manner in the day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval. The left-handed Aussie opener looked almost very close to surpassing legendary Brian Lara’s record of highest Test score.
In the past years, there haven’t been a lot of cricketers who have come close to breaking Lara’s record knock of 400 runs against England in 2004. However, Warner was looking in an amazing touch during his stupendous unbeaten knock of 335 runs that included 39 fours and 1 six. Even after getting to his maiden triple ton, Warner did not look much tired to carry on further. On the other hand, Aussie skipper Tim Paine decided to declare the innings with Warner 335 not out and the scorecard reading a mammoth 589 for 3.
Paine had to deal with a lot of criticism for his declaration decision as Warner was left strangled as the fans believed that Lara’s world record could have been broken. After compiling his career-best Test score, Warner mentioned that if there is one player who can break Lara’s record of highest individual Test score, then he is none other than India’s Rohit Sharma.
“If I have to name one player, I reckon it could be Rohit Sharma definitely,” said David Warner.
Looking at his current scoring rate after becoming an opener in Test matches as he has smashed three centuries in five Tests, Rohit can definitely achieve the big milestone. The right-hander currently holds the record of the highest score in ODIs for his majestic 264-run knock against Sri Lanka. He is the only player to achieve the monumental landmark of hitting three double centuries in ODI cricket.