Remember when Cristiano Ronaldo made Coca-Cola share price fall by 5% with a single move ?. Ronaldo had removed the Coca-Cola bottles and instead promoted drinking water during a press conference in the Euro 2020. The stunt saw the company lose $5.2 billion in no time.
Australia opener David Warner too tried to do the same, with little effect though. Warner, who was very happy after his match-winning knock of 65 against Sri Lanka in the 20-20 World Cup, removed the Coca-Cola bottles during the press conference, only to be asked to keep them back. Warner was left red-faced and sarcastically said, “If it is good for Cristiano, it is good for me”. Notably, Coca-Cola is the official sponsor of the 20-20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Warner’s return to form is a big relief for Australia. The southpaw is an integral cog in the Australia team and runs from him at the top makes Australia batting much more lethal, with players like Glenn Maxwell getting an opportunity to play their natural game. Speaking about his lack of runs in recent times, Warner said he was not concerned about his form as that’s part and parcel of a cricketer’s career.
“Everyone was talking about my form, which I reiterated was not a thing I was worried about,” he said. “It was about going out there and starting well. That’s all we’re trying to do, apply pressure to the bowlers.”
Australia’s win over Sri Lanka have pushed them to the helm of the table. With two wins in two games, the Aussies have almost guaranteed themselves a place in the semi-finals.