Former Aussie vice-captain David Warner gives a delighting news to all his fans
Warner has clear plans for the future.
Updated - Jul 21, 2018 4:52 pm
David Warner is in the midst of one of his leanest patches in his career. The former Australian vice-captain was suspended by Cricket Australia for one year after he was caught in the ball-tampering saga. Furthermore, Warner also cannot be a part of the leadership group for the rest of his career. After this ban was imposed on him, the BCCI also didn’t allow him to play in the IPL-11.
This period was quite an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Aussie cricketer. However, Warner has made a comeback to professional cricket with the Global T20 Canada. Moreover, he was handed the responsibility of leading his side, Winnipeg Hawks in the league. Going ahead, Warner seems to be very positive about his future and has set his goals clear.
David Warner sets his World Cup goal first up, ready to play IPL next year
After a decent outing in the tournament in Toronto, Warner is now back in Australia. In fact, he also had his first outing with the bat at home after some time. Warner smacked 36 runs off 32 balls in the Northern Territory Strike League in Darwin. He said that he is still fresh and sounded optimistic.
“I’m pretty good when I’m fresh,” Warner told reporters. He said that this break will do him good and mentioned that one doesn’t lose form overnight. “If you look at the last 12 months, I played basically every game (for Australia) and didn’t get a rest. I had a five-day turnaround before the first Test in South Africa and I led the team in (the T20 tri-series in Australia and) New Zealand when some of the other guys had a rest. So I know that the breaks do me (good), and you don’t lose form overnight,” Warner said.
Warner noted that the warm-up games before the World Cup next year and the IPL will help him in his preparations. “You’ve got plenty of warm-up games before the World Cup, and I’ll be playing the IPL as well leading into that. So there’s plenty of cricket and plenty of world-class players to play against, as well to get my preparation on song,” he said.
Warner to continue in international cricket for a few years post his suspension
David Warner made it quite clear that he would play international cricket for some time in the future. He also mentioned that he is preparing for the Carribean Premier League which will kick off next month. He will be representing St Lucia Stars in the tournament.
“I wouldn’t be here today and working my backside off to keep scoring as many runs as I can for each team that I play for if I didn’t love it — I’d probably retire,” he said.”But I’ve still got plenty of fuel in the tank and I’m excited. (I have) the next eight months to reflect upon what’s happened and then moving forward to be a better person and a better cricketer. I’m just ticking along to make sure I’m preparing well for this and the CPL coming up,” he concluded.