Australia’s senior opening batsman David Warner has seen some very hard times both on and off the cricket field in the last two years. Alongwith his fellow teammate Steve Smith, Warner was slapped a 12-month ban over ball-tampering charges in the Cape Town Test match. He had a fabulous time on return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as the 2019 World Cup.
However, things changed drastically for the Aussie opener in the 2019 Ashes where couldn’t even manage to score 100 runs in 5 Test matches. But Warner once again returned with a bang as he notched up his maiden T20I hundred against Sri Lanka and has not looked back since then. After compiling a sensational hundred in the first Test against Pakistan, Warner continued his amazing form by scoring a stupendous unbeaten innings of 335 runs in the Adelaide day-night Test match.
The 33-year-old is now at that age where cricketers do think about their future international career. During a recent interview, Warner mentioned that he will be taking a call on his career only after next year’s World T20 at home. He noted that he still isn’t sure whether he will give up T20I cricket in order to concentrate on the longest format of the game.
“I haven’t really thought about it yet but I think when you play Test cricket, it’s obviously less taxing on your legs unless you’re out there all day like that. I haven’t really put any thought into what I’ll do first, whether I give away T20 internationals to free up some time for the Test matches,” quoted David Warner.
“I think that’ll probably come around the corner after next year’s World Cup. I might have to think about it. There’s a World Cup six months after that as well. Something’s got to give. It’s also an opportunity for a youngster to come through. We’ve got great depth in Australian cricket,” he added.