David Warner, the Australian batter, is pondering over taking a call on his career. However, the southpaw doesn’t wish to hurry into a decision and take a hasty call. Rather, he wishes to take his time and decide on something after the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. Warner is 33 years old and isn’t a spring chicken. Hence, playing all the three formats can be an arduous task for him.
Warner, who’s currently plying his craft in Australia’s two-match home Test series against Pakistan, reckons that there’s no death of talent for cricket in the country. The left-hander believes that him stepping away at some point is also an opening for a Young Turk, waiting in the wings for quite some time. For the time being, Warner hasn’t though about which format to give away first.
Something’s got to give: David Warner
“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,” Warner was quoted as saying in the press conference after the third day’s play of the Day-Night Test against Pakistan.
“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,” the New South Wales veteran added.
Warner returned to cricket this after serving the one-year ban handed to him by Cricket Australia (CA). Even as he found his feet right away in ODIs and T20Is, he strained a tad to find his form in Test cricket. He had a tough time in the Ashes, especially while facing Stuart Broad with the new ball.
But he has come into his won versus Pakistan. Warner got a century at the Gabba in Brisbane. He followed it up with a knock of 335* in the pink-ball Test at the Adelaide Oval. En route the stupendous knock, he took down a number of records, including a few of Sir Donald Bradman.
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