For the first time, I was not abused in England and it was quite nice: Australia opener David Warner
Australia opener David Warner did not mind playing 1st T20I without fans in England as it was the first time he was not abused by a hostile English crowd and he felt quite nice about it.
Over the past few years, David Warner has been at the receiving end of repeated boos and jeering by fans, not sharing the greatest of rapport with the English crowd.
"It was the first time I've been here (England) and not got abuse. It was quite nice," Warner said after the 1st T20 vs England in Southampton.
"You get that up and going (from the crowd). That's why we love playing home and away. There’s a home advantage and away advantage."
England produced a brilliant comeback to beat Australia by two runs on the final ball of their first T20 international in Southampton on Friday after the visitors looked to be cruising to victory in their first competitive match for six months.
"But we're always up for international cricket. We're just grateful to be back playing and want to make the most of that." Warner said there were no excuses to offer for the defeat vs England.
"Towards the end, they (England) bowled exceptionally well, they knocked us over quite comprehensively."
Warner rued the fact that Australia lost narrowly, from a position of winning.
"I think we just have to try to be a little bit smarter and work out how we're going to hit our boundaries," Warner added.
"We have to try to keep rotating the strike and keep finding the boundary in those middle overs."