David Warner had a lot of fun with Ponting. (BCCI photo)
New Delhi: Australian opener and Delhi Capitals captain David Warner has narrated a funny anecdote from his early days in international cricket. Warner has said that when he came to the Australian team, the captain of the team, Ricky Ponting, taught him a lesson. Warner had done a prank with Ponting, which was answered by the two-time world champion captain and did something that Warner could go to jail.
Warner and Ponting are also together in Delhi Capitals. This season, Warner captained Delhi and Ponting has been the coach of the team for a long time. However, the pair of Warner and Ponting could not get Delhi a place in the IPL-2023 playoffs.
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Warner shared this anecdote in Gaurav Kapoor’s show Breakfast with Champions. Warner told that in 2010, he went on a tour of South Africa, which was his first overseas tour. Warner and Ponting’s room was adjacent, so Warner had put Vaseline on Ponting’s door handle, apart from where the key would have been. Is that something was planted there too. Warner told that he was watching from his room that Ponting was trying to open the gate but the gate was not opening.
After this Ponting became very upset and sought help from the reception. After this the door of his room opened. Warner told that someone had told Ponting that he had done this work. Warner said that this was his last joke with Ponting.
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Ponting took revenge
After this, Warner told that Ponting left no stone unturned to take revenge on him. He said that when he went home after three weeks, he had not opened his kit. Then when he needed his cricketing boots, he opened them and found that the kit contained salmon and eggs. He said that he had passed through customs in Australia and that the items had been found. But he could have been jailed as well.
Warner said that when he found out, it turned out to be Ponting’s work. After this, Ponting told Warner that if he pranks with Ponting, then he will also have to bear the brunt of it.
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