Floyd Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the greatest to ever grace the Boxing ring. Mayweather fought 50 times professionally and remained undefeated in all of these. Mayweather last fought in 2018, where he defeated MMA superstar Conor McGregor to improve their record at 50 fights without loss. He cash making machine with several of his skirmishes with pay-per-view (PPV) records. So who is the equivalent of Mayweather in the arena of cricket?
Australia coach Justin Langer on Sunday has compared David Warner’s unbeaten Boxing great. Langer also spoke about the disqualification of Warner from the captaincy due to ball-fakes 2018 scandal.
Then captain Steve Smith and Warner, who was his Deputy, was handed a one year ban on their participation in the infamous incident in the test match against South Africa in March 2018.
“Look, I support it. With David Warner in the team’s Floyd Mayweather on the team,” said Langer, the Ninth channel TV sports Sunday, citing an American icon, who remained undefeated in his 50-fight professional career and owns 15 major world titles in five weight classes.
Warner, who was identified as the instigator of the incident 2018, which has prompted a review of the “win-at-all-costs” Australian cricket culture, was slapped a lifetime ban captaincy. Smith, however, currently entitled to the leadership role.
“Officially, he was banned again a captain of Australia,” said Langer.
“I don’t think he’ll be the captain of Australia, because where we are, but I love to have him in the team. He is an absolute Ripper” – he added.
After his return to the game, Warner showed himself a valuable player on the team that struggled in his absence Smith.
33-year-old made a superb world Cup campaign was followed by the acclaimed Australian test summer which included his career-best 335 not out.
Langer, who took over as coach of the national team in a couple of months after the scandal, said Warner has been a fantastic addition to since then, as she returned from the ban.
“I love it. He tells him he is a great player no calculations, and he was fantastic in the team over the past two years,” said Langer.
(with PTI inputs)
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