David Warner's daughter interviews star Australian opener, Ravi Shastri and others. Picture Credit: Screengrab
Star Australian opening batter David Warner’s daughters, Ivy Mae and Indi Rae, turned journalists and interviewed the star Aussie batter along with a few of his former and present teammates, newly appointed Australian women’s cricket team captain Alyssa Healy and former India captain and head coach Ravi Shastri.
In an adorable video that is now going viral on the internet, the elder sibling Ivy can be seen taking a cheeky dig at Warner by calling him ‘Grandpa’ before interviewing the likes of Shastri, Michael Hussey, Pat Cummins, Brad Haddin, and Healy.
In the video, when Ivy asked Shastri about one player he was looking forward to watching this summer, the former Indian head coach replied by saying, “Your father's batting. He has entertained us for so many years."
The Aussies are set to face Pakistan in a three-match Test series that starts on December 14 in Perth. The upcoming Tests will be the last red-ball matches as an Australian player for Warner. The 37-year-old left-handed batter, who won his second ODI World Cup winner’s medal in India last month, is all set to retire from Test cricket at the end of the Pakistan series.
In the later part of the video, Ivy asked Hussey, Cummins, and Healy about players they used to idolise while growing up, and in reply, Hussey said, “I loved Allan Border. He was my hero,” whereas Australia’s World Test Championship and ODI World Cup-winning captain Cummins said, “Brett Lee, he was one of my favourites."
When Healy was asked about the same question, she said, “I loved watching Ricky Ponting play. He was like my idol, but Belinda Clarke when I first sort of got into women’s cricket."
The younger sibling, Indi, can be seen interviewing former wicketkeeper-batter Haddin, and when she asked Haddin about his current favourite players, he said, “I like Pat (Cummins). I like Steve Smith. There’s a left-handed opener for Australia, can’t remember his name, David someone....”
Here’s the video:
Ivy and Hussey also shared a moment of laughter when, during the interview, the elder Warner sibling asked Hussey about who was his most annoying teammate, to which he said, “Your dad, David Warner."
Warner, who made his debut for Australia on January 11, 2009, in Melbourne against South Africa during a T20I match, has played in a total of 109 Tests, 161 ODIs, and 99 T20Is for Australia.