Candice Warner posted a touching tribute to husband David after a stunning MCG double century…but jokingly revealed the Aussie cricket star was ‘very competitive and she wouldn’t let her son win!’
- David Warner looked every bit the doting father despite his mammoth 200
- The Aussie superstar went straight to work as his daughter’s swimming teacher
- Wife Candice joked she was ‘so competitive she wouldn’t let her daughter win’
- He posted videos on social media showing the Test hero at work as a father
In the wake of an incredible double century marred by severe heat exhaustion and cramps, David Warner isn’t resting and taking it easy on his kids: just ask his wife Candice.
The 37-year-old former Ironwoman was on hand with the couple’s three children to watch Warner bring up an emotional 100 in his 100th Test for Australia against South Africa on Tuesday.
As temperatures soared to 37 degrees in Melbourne for the iconic Boxing Day Test, Warner shrugged off weeks of justified criticism of his poor form and scored his third Test double century with characteristic swagger.
David and Candice Warner with their three children Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose. Warner was straight into Dad mode despite his massive innings the other day as he helped his daughters with their swimming lessons
On the way to his double century, the imminent Warner was besieged by severe cramps and withdrawal pains, having to be helped off the field and barely able to move once the adrenaline wore off.
The super-fit 36-year-old opener has been reduced to drinking copious amounts of pickle juice, receiving regular calf massages from the team’s physiotherapist and lying on the turf with various cooling devices on his head and neck .
So you could be forgiven for thinking that the father-of-three deserves a long lie-in.
David Warner celebrates his 100th in his 100th Test with his customary giant leap. Then he went for the 200 – although the celebrations were more muted after he got a cramp trying to jump!
But it’s clear that Warner’s most important job is being a loving father to his children Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose.
Candice posted on her prolific social media page showing the loving side of the loving father who woke up early to help his daughters with their swim despite the traumatic ordeal his body had been through in the past 24 hours.
In one video, Warner guides one of their daughters from one side of the pool to the other, before applauding her progress.
David Warner, pictured with his family after signing with the Thunder for his return to the BBL coming next month, is every bit the doting father
‘200 yesterday and now swimming teach this morning,’ she captioned the adorable video which appears to have been shot in a posh hotel pool.
He shows his more ruthless, competitive side to an older daughter, allowing him to lead her in a race to the end of the pool, before passing her to touch the wall first.
‘So competitive he won’t let his son win!! David Warner have a day off’, Candice joked in the caption.
David and Candice Warner were seen playing with their daughters at the MCG on Christmas Day alongside other teammates and family members
David Warner (left) sings the National Anthem before the start of the Boxing Day Test – his 100th match – with daughters Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose
The couple, who have been dating for almost 10 years and have been married since 2015, live in a $4million beachside mansion in the Sydney suburb of Maroubra – and given both Warners love to surf, water safety is a must.
The family of five were spotted playing at the MCG on Christmas Day as they enjoyed a day of festivities on Melbourne’s hallowed turf.
All three girls stood by their father’s side as the National anthem was sung and walked out onto the ground for his 100th Test for the first day – a match the family will never forget.