'I’ve just recently turned 34, so my days are numbered' - David Warner aims only on playing quality cricket

‘I’ve just recently turned 34, so my days are numbered’ – David Warner aims only on playing quality cricket

David Warner aims to maintain a great strike-rate in limited-overs series against India

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The mega series between Indian and Australia is all set to commence on November 27. Players will not be leaving any stone unturned to steal the big limelight. Also, it is a known fact that sledging contests between India and Australia are an age-old fashion, and fans keep witnessing it in bits and pieces. However, David Warner, who would be back in form for Australia, has stated his stand on the sledging instances.

Warner believes that his ‘days are numbered’ in the international arena, and he is looking forward to an approach that keeps his aggression in check. He believes that he should focus on his cricket rather than engaging in unnecessary things on the field. Warner was firm enough to say that he would simply ignore if Indian players will initiate to sledge him during the upcoming big event. He also threw light on his evolution as a batsman in the last few years.

“I’ve just recently turned 34, so my days are numbered, when you’re in the 30s. There’s obviously a risk element, but there’s obviously a cricket smarts element to it as well. I’ll always draw from that mate. To try and get engaged, that’s the way they like to play as well. We’re learning over time, trying not to engage in that. Probably try and reversing the effect by trying and ignoring it, trying to take it on board and using it against them by using your bat,” stated Warner in a press conference felicitated by Sony.

It’s about making sure that I am batting as much as I can: Warner

Warner further added that sledging impacts the rest of the team as well, and players start losing their focus. He would rather focus on maintaining his strike-rate in the limited-overs series. Warner believes that over the last one year, he has worked hard to stay in discipline, and since he is in his 30s, he would like to take some calculated risks only.

“For me, it’s about making sure that I am batting as much as I can and at a good strike-rate as well. I think last year was probably the most disciplined I’ve batted in Test match cricket as well,” he concluded.