Ashes: David Warner sets a new record for being dismissed for zero in Tests, leaving Michael Slater behind

Ashes: David Warner sets a new record for being dismissed for zero in Tests, leaving Michael Slater behind

In the first innings of the fifth match of the Ashes Test Series 2021-22, Australian opener David Warner lost his wicket without opening an account. David Warner faced 22 balls in this match and during this he did not manage to score a single run. In the end, he handed his catch to Jack Crowley on the ball of Ollie Robinson. Now as an Australian opener in Test cricket, he has come second in terms of getting out for zero. 

David Warner breaks Michael Slater's record

David Warner has come second in terms of being dismissed for zero after most opening batsman in Test cricket for Australia. He broke the record of Michael Slater who had done so 9 times. Matthew Hayden is the batsman who got dismissed for the most times for zero in Tests by the Kangaroo team, with whom this happened 14 times. 

Australian opener who got out for zero most times in Tests-

14 - Matthew Hayden

10 - David Warner

9 - Michael Slater

7 - Justin Langer

7 - Graeme Wood

In the first innings of the fifth Test against England, the Australian team's opening four batsmen were dismissed for just 84 runs. Three wickets of this team had fallen for just 12 runs. After the dismissal of David Warner for zero, the second opener batsman Usman Khawaja, who was in excellent form, could not do much and gave his catch to Joe Root off Stuart Broad on the score of just 6 runs. Marnus Labuschagne scored 44 runs and his innings was ended by Broad bowling him. Steve Smith could not open his account in this match in the same way as Warner and, facing 2 balls, gave his catch to Crowley on Robinson's ball. 

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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