I’M ALL READY TO GO INTO BAT FOR MY DADDY
THE gloves might already be off in the debate over whether Steve Smith and David Warner should be allowed to rejoin the struggling Australian cricket team, but nobody told Warner’s daughter Indi Rae.
She’s just relishing the time she gets to hang out with her dad.
Calls for the star pair to be reinstated have been growing louder by the day and were deafening at yesterday’s Smith v Warner showdown at Coogee Oval.
Billed as the biggest match in the Sydney grade competition for decades, thousands packed into the ground to see Australia’s two premier batsmen go head to head as Randwick played Sutherland.
Warner scored just 13 but it meant he had more time to spend with wife Candice and children Ivy Mae, 4, and Indi Rae, 2. Warner delighted fans by not only signing autographs but taking a nine-yearold boy — who had come all the way from Ballarat to see him play — on a lap of the oval.
Smith scored 48 but had only two special guests, wife Dani and the couple’s puppy Charlie, who lapped up the attention.
Former Test skipper Steve Waugh — whose son Austin plays for Sutherland and got Warner out — was also in the crowd.
Indi Rae tries on Warner’s gloves whileSmith showed he’s ready to take the lead again — at least with his new puppy. Pictures:Jenny Evans
Dani Smith was thrilled to cheer on husbandSteve.