Do Blush, Chris Gayle. Dave Warner Just Smashed You For Six RIGHT-HANDED!
Aussie selectors must be counting down the clock until Dave Warner can return to international cricket, after a stunning batting display in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Warner, who is still serving his international ban after his role in the South African ball-tampering scandal, has returned to cricket in Asia for the Sylhet Sixers in Bangladesh's Twenty20 tournament.
His team faced off against the Rangpur Riders overnight, a team featuring former stars including AB de Villiers, Ravi Bopara and prominent West Indian Chris Gayle.
It was against Gayle that Warner unleashed a cheeky show, blasting 14 off one over while batting right-handed, despite being a leftie.
He switched stance after struggling with a few Gayle deliveries, and the audacious move immediately paid dividends, as he whacked two fours and a six in three consecutive balls.
Warner ended his innings with 61 not out, off just 31 balls.
After Gayle's infamous "don't blush baby" comments, it was the former West Indies star who found himself red-faced this time.
"I play golf right-handed, so I thought I might as well come and swing and clear the ropes. It came off," Warner said in an interview after the game.
The Bangladesh Premier League is not quite the top-flight competition Warner will face if and when he returns to the international arena once his ban ends.
The seven-team competition features mainly local players, sprinkled with a smattering of global stars including Gayle, Warner, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ian Bell, Shoaib Malik, Lasith Malinga -- and Steve Smith, Warner's former captain, who was also banned for his role in the 'sandpaper-gate' scandal.