The support is humbling and overwhelming, says David Warner
He also admitted that he missed being part of his lovely family and is enjoying quality time with them.
Published - May 5, 2018 11:09 am | Updated - May 5, 2018 11:09 am
Australian cricket was in turmoil a couple of months ago following the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town which shocked the cricketing world. The skipper Steve Smith had publicly accepted the mistake along with Cameron Bancroft but the chief architect of the whole incident was David Warner. All the three cricketers were banned for a significant period of time by Cricket Australia (CA). However, Warner has spoken publicly for the first time since the humbling press conference in Sydney.
He has been completely away from the cricketing action while his team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is achieving glory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). He was desperate at times missing playing in the cash-rich league and was also willing to come to India only for the BCCI to not allow him. He had even admitted the fact he might never play for his country again. But of late, even the new coach Justin Langer and the chief of CA James Sutherland have cleared that the trio can make a comeback after serving their respective bans.
Humbled by the support
David Warner was humbled by all the support he has received during his brief time in exile and was thankful to everyone for the same. “It is humbling and overwhelming. Sometimes you sit back and reflect and wonder do people care about you as a person. Sometimes with our society, something has to happen for the worst for people to come out and show a lot of support and I think I’ve learned a valuable lesson in this myself for the support I have been given to be on the front foot to help others,” he said while speaking to NT News.
He also informed that even before being suspended, he had intended to take a break from cricket to spend time with his family. He is currently enjoying the parenthood period and has realised that what all he lost while he was within the cricket’s bubble.
“I think the biggest thing for us has been when you are in a routine you can get caught in a bubble — cricket, hotels, packing your bags, coming home. You are not home for long. With an extended period of time you are in a good routine but then it is selfless — kids are a priority — so it’s daycare, swimming lessons, gymnastic lessons and then you get your quality time together as parents. Candice and I do all those things together. We take them to these things together — pick them up together,” Warner continued.
The father in him was happy that he was able to make time for them and admitted that he missed being part of it for a long time. “I always make sure I am able to do it all the time. I am making time now and it is worthwhile. I’ve missed that part until now where the kids run up to the gate saying, ‘Mummy and daddy are here’, and I am really enjoying and embracing that,” he concluded.