As the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the sporting calendar to a grinding halt, sports stars are busy trying to keep themselves busy in lockdowns across the globe.
Australia opener David Warner seems to have cracked the code of beating boredom with his videos on TikTok. After getting on to the video sharing platform following request from his daughters, Warner has gone on to become one of the most popular celebrities on TikTok.
Be it the Warners dancing to Bollywood song Sheila ki Jawani or TikToks on songs of southern Indian star Allu Arjun, the Australian cricketer along with his wife Candice and daughters are seemingly having a lot of fun.
Not just his fans but some of David Warner’s fellow cricketers have also become huge fans of his TikTok videos. Afghanistan spinner and his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Rashid Khan, more often than not, comments on Warner’s posts.
Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami even suggested Warner gets a role to play in a Indian movie.
Warner’s Australia teammate Chris Lynn has also responded to the videos with some witty comments.
On the other hand, Australia stars Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch have said they wouldn’t want to be involved in TikTok videos. In fact, Cummins said he would not accept Warner’s request to be in one of his TikTok videos if it comes his way post the Covid-19 crisis.
“You won’t see me doing that but good on him. He’s always high energy and he does have a funny side to himself, so I think you have seen it coming out in the few videos,” Cummins said during his interaction with Kolkata Knight Riders.
“But I’ll tell you what, if we can go back on tour and he’s trying to put me into the leotard to fit in the video, I am not going to say yes.”
Finch, meanwhile, said his wife Amy Griffiths has been pushing him to do TikTok videos but he has been thinking against it.
“Amy has been trying to get me to TikToks which I won’t do. If you see me doing one… I have gone completely mad. I doubt it but I don’t like dancing. I don’t want to get in front of the camera too often,” Finch told Isha Guha.
Warner was appointed the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the lead up to IPL 2020. However, the 13th season of the cash-rich league has been suspended until further notice due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.