Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner has tried to reveal all similarities between himself and India captain Virat Kohli. Warner also stated that they both are driven by passion whenever they are out on the field while playing for their respective countries.
"I can't speak for Virat, obviously, but it's almost like we got this thing in us when we go (out to the middle) we need to prove people wrong, prove someone wrong," David Warner said while speaking to Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz in 'Conversation'.
He further added, "If you're in that contest, and if I'm going at him for example, you're thinking, 'Alright, I'm going to score more runs than him, I'm going to take a quick single on him'. You are trying to better that person in that game. That's where the passion comes from."
Warner also spoke about the rivalry whenever India and Australia compete against each other in the world cricket. Even he has shared his views on the similarities between him and Virat or CheteshwarPujara and Steve Smith.
"Obviously you want to win the game but you almost break it down to: If I can score more runs than Virat, or if Pujara scores more runs than Steve Smith, you have these little contests and that's how you try to narrow the game in the sense that if we do these little things, we can be ahead of the game or we can be behind the game," Warner said.
Currently, the world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has brought the world into a standstill. All the sporting events have been postponed or cancelled for the time being which also included the current edition of the Indian Premier League. The 13th edition of the IPL was earlier decided to begin from March 29 but later it was postponed until April 15 due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe and the imposed lockdown as well. However, this has now been postponed and the BCCI will decide its fate later.