Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Emotional Warner Expecting a Tough Time at the SCG

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Emotional Warner Expecting a Tough Time at the SCG

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HE overcame his emotions to score two centuries in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval, just days after the funeral of close friend and former teammate Phillip Hughes.

But Australian opener David Warner (pictured) said returning to the SCG, the ground where he was fielding in the slips when Hughes was felled, would be an even tougher challenge.

"It's always going to be in the back of my mind no matter what," he told reporters at training.

"Every time I come here, every time I walk out on the field, every time I've got nothing on my mind I'm going to be thinking about it.

"I know when I go to face up at that Randwick end (where Hughes was hit by the bouncer) I'm going to be looking down at that spot -- it's going to be tough but I've got to try and hold back the emotions and do what I do for the team and try and score runs. …

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