It’s not the feedback new father David Warner would want after scoring a Cricket World Cup century against South Africa.
The Australian cricketer has been labelled a “cheat” and “scumbag” in comments directed towards his wife Candice Warner’s tweet proclaiming their new baby daughter, Isla, witnessed her father’s 122 effort.
Well done my love @davidwarner31 on another terrific century for your country. I know the result wasn’t what the team was after but what a week you’ve had. Isla got to watch her daddy for the first time today and you didn’t disappoint. We love you. #proud pic.twitter.com/p2rkbk4Cc2
— Candice Warner (@CandyFalzon) July 6, 2019
The couple suffered the pain of two separate miscarriages during Warner’s 12-month ban for his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal.
They announced the pregnancy late last year and baby Isla was born little over a week ago. The loss to South Africa was the first time the newborn had witnessed her father on the cricket pitch.
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“Well done my love @davidwarner31 on another terrific century for your country. I know the result wasn’t what the team was after but what a week you’ve had. Isla got to watch her daddy for the first time today and you didn’t disappoint. We love you. #proud,” Candice Warner wrote.
However, this was met with negative comments from some.
“Great innings but he really be should not be playing. Cheat simple,” wrote one punter.
Another directed the comment straight back at the couple: “I was wondering how much sandpaper do you use when scoring big runs.”
In March last year, Australia’s Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera holding sandpaper during a test against South Africa in Cape Town. He was later given a nine-month suspension while captain Steve Smith and senior player Warner were banned for 12 months for their role in the controversy.
Warner was stripped of the vice-captaincy and will not be considered again for a leadership position.
While the players are all trying to move on, much of the cricket public cannot let it go.
“Did he cry again?,” one user tweeted back in reference to Warner’s emotional press conference apology in 2018.
There were others who were more positive towards Candice Warner’s tweet.
“It’s the ultimate to score a ton and your team to lose. Savour it Davey.”
“One of the best player in the World must say. Great Inning champ,” another wrote.
“So happy to see this.. Lovely gift to Isla.”