Australian cricketer David Warner marked the occasion of the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha Ceremony by sharing a special post on social media. Warner extended his wishes to the people of India through an Instagram post that quickly went viral. His post included the message, “Jai Sri Ram INDIA,” along with a picture of Lord Ram.
In a similar vein, South African spinner Keshav Maharaj also joined in the celebrations by posting a video on social media with a special message. Maharaj expressed his best wishes to Mahesh Kumar, Consul General of India in Johannesburg, and the entire Indian community in South Africa for the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He hoped that the event would bring peace, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment to everyone.
Warner, who recently retired from Test cricket, has been vocal about his disagreement with Cricket Australia’s decision to impose a lifetime ban on him from holding leadership positions in the team. This ban was a consequence of his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during Australia’s tour of South Africa in 2018.
Expressing his confusion over the ban, Warner pointed out the inconsistency in allowing him to coach but not captain the team. He questioned the logic behind the decision, emphasizing the greater responsibility that comes with coaching. Warner’s remarks were made during an interview with Code Sports, where he expressed his perplexity over the situation and his uncertainty about the reasons behind the ongoing ban.
Warner’s post and his comments have sparked discussions among cricket fans and pundits, adding another layer of complexity to his cricketing journey post-retirement. His engagement with social and cricketing issues continues to make headlines, showcasing his ongoing influence in the cricketing world even after stepping away from the international Test arena.