Australian opener David Warner has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
According to Cricinfo, David Warner says he will retire after next year’s Ashes series against England. The Australian opener’s statement comes at a time when his team is being criticize. For being knock out of the T20 World Cup at the Super 12 stage.
Pakistan team’s batting consultant Matthew Hayden also spoke in this regard. And said that the time has come for some people to retire from cricket before the next World Cup.
“This is my last 12 months of Test cricket but I love white ball cricket,” David Warner said.
Talking more about the short-term cricket, he said, “I love T20 cricket very much. That’s why I will try to stay there till 2024.”
Warner responded to his critics by saying that those who are telling him that his time has passed should reconsider their criticism.
David Warner has so far played 96 Test matches for Australia. And has scored 7817 runs with the help of 24 centuries and 34 fifties.
David Warner was recently banned from captaining any team after being found guilty of ball-tampering. But the Australian opener says he would love to lead a team anywhere, including the Big Bash. If so, they will not back down.
He said that this is a matter of transferring my knowledge related to cricket to the new generation. If they want to learn and I get a chance to lead the team again, I think it will be good for them.”