Justin Langer, the Australian cricket coach, terms David Warner's six to Mohammad Hafeez's double-bounced ball, as unbelievable.
Where many find it unethical and pathetic by Warner, Langer is proud of his player and says that he was surprised to witness the sight.
Warner put 49 off 30 balls to help Australia seal a victory in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 second semifinal against Pakistan. Babar Azam and men put up a defending total of 176 on the scoreboard but it became a comfortable chase for Aaron Finch and co.
Matthew Wade's 40* off just 17 deliveries contributed to Australia's qualification for the event's final in a way no other player from the team did. After Hasan Ali dropped him at the deep mid-wicket on the 3rd bowl of the 19th over by Shaheen Shah Afridi, the game slipped out of their hands as Wade went for consecutive sixes sealing the game in the team's favor.
Despite all talks that are trendy yet, Warner is the center of discussion. His 30-ball knock had an interesting moment as the ball slipped out of Hafeez's hand. It could have been a dead ball but the Aussie batter took guts to hit it for a six scoring seven of dead-turned-no-ball.
Not only the lookouts, but the former Indian cricketers are against this act.
Gautam Gambhir, known for his enmity with Pakistan and battles with Shahid Afridi, added,
"What an absolutely pathetic display of the spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful"
But Langer is full of praises for the shot. He stated,
"Oh my gosh! it's one of the best things I have ever seen in the game of cricket. I don't think anyone would have the instincts to do that,"
"Most people would not have been sure what to do. It´s a no ball and then to have the talent and ability to hit it for six, unbelievable.
"And then he walked of course when he nicked it, so anyone thinks it to be unsportsmanlike, probably evens it up a bit."