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Cricket fans troll Australian captain after his declaration denied David Warner chance to score 400

While David Warner looked well and truly capable of scoring 400, his journey was cut short when Australian skipper Tim Paine decided to declare the innings.

SNS | New Delhi |

David Warner is the toast of the day after he scored a record-breaking 335 not-out against Pakistan on the second day of the ongoing Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

After completing his triple-hundred many wondered if the Australian opener might have a go at Brian Lara’s record of 400 runs, highest-ever individual score in Test cricket.

While he looked well and truly capable of reaching the milestone, his journey was cut short when Australian skipper Tim Paine decided to declare the innings with over a session left to play on just the second day of the match.

On one hand, when the social media has gone ga-ga over Warner’s humongous effort, one section of fans called Paine harshly for his surprising decision to declare the innings. The declaration denied Warner the chance to achieve the greatest personal glory for a Test batsman.

Here’s how fans are reacting on Twitter:

Warner’s unbeaten innings of 335 has now become the highest individual score in pink-ball Test.

With this innings, the 33-year-old also became the seventh cricketer from his country to reach the triple-figure mark in red-ball cricket. He has also become the only Australian cricketer to join the elite list of openers who have two or more than two 250-above scores in Test cricket.