Perth: Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is very impressed by the manner in which David Warner completed his century at the WACA on Friday.
A dasher himself, Gilchrist watched from the stands as Warner reached his first 50 but then left the venue to join his family. However he listened to commentary while driving.
"I know he was scoring quickly, but I still liked the way he was in control of what he was doing," Gilchrist was quoted as saying by a leading daily.
"It is a credit to him the way he has harnessed his talent and proven himself in Test cricket."
Gilchrist feels among those who will enjoy Warner`s work most will be the players at the other end.
"I played a couple of games with him at Middlesex and just having someone like him there and playing so well makes you relax," he said.
Gilchrist analysed that Warner`s opening partner Ed Cowan would benefit from the former`s approach.
"If he could do that for someone like me who was well into retirement (from international cricket), you can imagine the benefits for someone like Ed Cowan playing in that environment," he further said.
Former selector Greg Chappell watched Warner closely on last year`s Australia A Zimbabwe tour and began a strong push for him to play more first-class cricket and be considered a Test player.