'Too old and slow': Wife's brutal act after David Warner triumph

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Candice Warner, pictured here with husband David.
Candice Warner took a swipe at David's critics after he was named player of the T20 World Cup. Image: Getty

Candice Warner has taken a swipe at her husband's critics after David was named player of the tournament following Australia's triumph in the T20 World Cup final.

Warner starred with the bat in Monday morning's final, scoring 53 from 38 balls to help Australia chase down New Zealand's total of 173 with seven balls to spare.

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The under-fire batsman finished the tournament with 289 runs at an average of 48.16 to earn the player of the World Cup award.

It was a remarkable turnaround for Warner considering he came into the tournament struggling to score runs and fresh from being dropped by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

The opening batsman's struggles continued in two warmup matches before the tournament proper, leaving fans and commentators questioning whether Australia could afford to pick him.

However Warner silenced his doubters in the best way possible and is now a T20 world champion.

Warner's wife Candice was quick to remind the haters of their doubts after Monday morning's final.

"Out of form, too old and slow! Congratulations @davidwarner31," Candice tweeted.

And she wasn't alone.

β€œWarner’s last two weeks have been amazing,” teammate Steve Smith said.

β€œA lot of people were writing him off. He came in with exceptional intent and took the game away at the start.”

Captain Aaron Finch added: "I can't believe people wrote David Warner off couple of weeks ago. 

"That's when he plays his best. It is like poking a bear."

Mitch Marsh the hero as Aussies break T20 World Cup drought

Australia's Twenty20 World Cup drought is finally over after Mitch Marsh's crowning moment led them to an emphatic eight-wicket win.

In easily his finest moment as an Australian cricketer, Marsh pounded an unbeaten 77 from 50 balls to guide Australia to victory in Dubai.

A 92-run stand between Warner and Marsh for the second wicket set up the biggest chase in World Cup final history and ended a 14-year hunt for the T20 title.

"It's awesome, it really is," captain Aaron Finch said.

"There's been so much talk about this being the one that's been elusive to Australia.

"And to be fair we've probably underperformed in the past, if we're being honest with ourselves.

David Warner, pictured here receiving his Player Of The Tournament award after the T20 World Cup final.
David Warner receives his Player Of The Tournament award after the T20 World Cup final. (Photo by Isuru Sameera Peiris/Gallo Images)

"We've had some great teams along the way, this team is pretty special.

"The camaraderie, the way everyone really cares for each other and looks after each other, looks out for each other is pretty special so it's awesome."

Australia's success was perhaps their most unlikely of any of their white-ball World Cup wins since their first in 1987, given their horror lead-up to the tournament with five straight series losses.

But in Marsh, they found an even more unlikely hero.

Often the target of harsh criticism, he appeared out of the international frame a year ago and had played just 15 T20s between 2011 and 2020.

But he finished the World Cup with an average of 61.66 and a strike-rate above 145, making for the most prolific year of any Australian in history.

And when Australia desperately needed a batter to produce after Black Caps captain Kane Williamson's 85 from 48 balls put the game in the balance, Marsh delivered.

with AAP

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