Due to a rib injury, veteran Australian batsman David Warner is almost certain to miss the present second Ashes Test. The southpaw, on the other hand, didn’t simply take the field; he also made his bat communicate. The swashbuckling opener played strokes all over the Adelaide Oval while tackling the pink ball with accuracy. He even appeared to be on his way to registering his 25th Test ton.

Unfortunately for the home club, the left-handed batsman, who was batting at 95, was caught by Ben Stokes. Despite a rib ailment, the 34-year-old batsman won accolades from all quarters for playing a superb knock. For the uninitiated, the batter was struck on the rib cage by Ben Stokes during the first Test and did not bat in Australia’s second innings.

While Warner was able to play in the second game, the soreness in his ribs prevented him from breathing freely. Meanwhile, the veteran was seen sneezing in excruciating discomfort in the dugout. Along with Steve Smith and head coach Justin Langer, the southpaw was watching the Adelaide Test. As he sneezed, he felt the pains of pain and his entire body jerked back. The game’s footage has since gone viral on social media.

Warner, meantime, had admitted that he was on injections and painkillers prior to the game’s start. “This morning, right before I went out to bat, I had a local (anaesthetic).” After scoring 95 in the Day-Night Test, Warner commented, “It probably hurt more than the ribs are hurting right now.”

“I was in a lot of pain and anguish and not being able to pick up the kids, which is a little difficult, but from that standpoint I’ve just been icing and doing as much as I can to be ready,” he explained. Warner even stated that as long as he has legs, he is open for selection.

“I was on the verge of missing out, but until I’m paralyzed, I’m going to walk out on the field.” That’s something I’m sure I demonstrated last year. You don’t want to miss a Test match for your country, and I’ll do everything I can to go out on the field,” he continued.