Travis Head’s exemplary knock against India in the final of the ICC World Cup 2023 has forced Netizens to look back at Shane Warne’s old tweet. Australia clinched their sixth ODI World Cup title after beating India by six wickets in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosted the summit clash on Sunday.
The Aussies chased down the target of 241 runs in 43 overs with six wickets in hand. Australian opener Travis Head was the star for Australia in the finals as his 137-run knock coasted Australia to the World Cup title. The left-handed batter became the overall seventh batter and third Australian to score a century in a World Cup final.
Travis Head single-handedly took Australia home and helped them seal the World Cup title for a record-extending sixth time. In fact, the 29-year-old batter received the Player of the Match award for his stellar performance. After Head’s tremendous knock in the finals, a tweet from seven years ago by Late Australian spinner Shane Warne is going viral on the internet.
“I’m a big fan of Travis Head as a cricketer, I believe he will be a future star for Australia in all forms of the game @wwos!!,” Warne had tweeted on December 6, 2016.
Watch- Shane Warne’s Old Tweet About Travis Head
I’m a big fan of Travis Head as a cricketer, I believe he will be a future star for Australia in all forms of the game @wwos !!
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 6, 2016
Travis Head missed the first five matches of the 2023 World Cup for Australia due to an injury. However, he returned and scored a brilliant hundred against New Zealand to mark a superb ODI World Cup debut on October 28 in Dharamsala.
Travis Head was also the highest run-scorer for Australia in the semi-final against South Africa where he scored 62 off 48 deliveries while chasing a target of 213. He was the Player of the Match in the semi-final and helped Australia to enter the finals with his courageous knock.
After winning the Player Of The Match award in the final as well, Travis Head joins an elite list of players who have won the POTM award in the semi-finals and the final of the ODI World Cup. The list comprises India’s Mohinder Amarnath (1983), Sri Lanka’s Aravinda de Silva (1996), Shane Warne (1999) and now Travis Head (2023).
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