Warner jokingly thanks Finn for busted thumb


Australia batsman David Warner has jokingly, or somewhat sarcastically, thanked England paceman Steve Finn for giving him a broken thumb, and said he was sad to be leaving the Ashes tour to England.

Finn struck Warner on the thumb during the second ODI at Lord's, which the Aussies won, and the picture the batsman posted showed a crack on the tip of his thumb. He is set to be out for the next six to eight weeks, and is likely to miss the Bangladesh tour.

Warner wrote on Instagram, along with the picture: "Very kind of you @finnysteve to break my thumb. Kids, keep your eyes on the ball.

"Sad to be leaving the tour early. It has been a tough summer.I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute besides not winning the ashes but we are currently 2-0 up and WC champions.

"Thanks to all the fans that turned up to watch both forms and sorry for those who purchased day four and five tickets and did not get to see any cricket.

"I look forward to returning ASAP. Good luck to our boys for the rest of the tour. #sore #GoAussies"