David Warner on Getting Caught Off-Guard by Australia's Legend Prank

Australia batsman David Warner has disclosed how former captain Ricky Ponting taught him a lesson after he played a prank on him. Warner, who has made his Australia debut under the captaincy of Ponting, revealed an unheard story from his first overseas tour in 2010. Notably, Warner is the captain of the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, with Ponting as the head coach of the franchise. Warner recalled that he once put "vegemite" on the keyhole of Ponting's hotel room.

Warner told Gaurav Kapoor in the latest episode of 'Breakfast with Champions that, "During my first away series, which was in South Africa in 2010, Ricky Ponting's room was next to me. I thought it would be smart to put Vaseline on his door handle. I also put vegemite on his keyhole. I was looking through my peephole and saw that he was trying to open his door. He went on to put the key in, but it didn't open. He had to get help from the reception. Someone must've told him it was me. However, Warner further revealed that it was the last prank he ever pulled on Ponting, who taught him a lesson with a prank of his own.

He added, "Three weeks later, I went home and didn't open my cricket kit. I went to pull out my cricket shoes, and there were salmon and eggs. I was like, "What is going on here?" Who would do this to me? I went through customs in Australia. I could've gone to jail for not declaring the stuff. I figured it was Punter. I was sick as a dog. Ponting told me, 'You want to play a prank on me? I will have the last laugh. That was the last time I ever pranked Ricky Ponting. I've learned my lesson."

DC failed to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs after crashing out of the competition in the league phase.




May 22, 2023 9:53 AM