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David Warner Opens Up On Playing India Series With Groin Injury

India won the series 2-1 to register one of their most memorable Test series wins under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

Australian southpaw David Warner played the recently concluded series against India with a groin injury. Warner made his comeback after the injury in the third Test but had meagre returns in the series. He injured his groin in the second ODI and was ruled out of the series and again made a comeback in the last two Tests against India. India won the series 2-1 to register one of their most memorable Test series wins under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

Talking to IANS, David Warner admitted that he should not have rushed with his comeback in the series against India.

“I made the call to play those Test matches. I felt I needed to be out there. It put me back a little bit. Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have done that,” Warner told reporters on Wednesday.

“If I’m thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no. I did what I felt was best for the team,” he further said.

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He further spoke elaborately on the kind of pain he felt in his groin when he was first injured. In one word, he said that it was ” horrible”.

The Pain Was Horrible: David Warner

“It was like I got kicked in the nuts. It was horrible. I’d never felt anything like it. It was a lower ab tear with two other tears in my groin. It was quite painful,” he said.

Meanwhile, David Warner has recovered well so far and is set to return to action for New South Wales in the Marsh Cup, Australia’s domestic 50 over competition. He is also getting fit for a return in the IPL 2021 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“I feel pretty good (now). The other day I went and had a jab, a cortisone, so I have been running freely. I’m pretty much at 100 percent running in straight lines. Now it’s about the side-to-side, lateral movement,” said Warner.

The mighty Australians are still in with a chance of making the WTC finals despite losing the series against India. If England beats India in the fourth Test, Australia will sneak in to play the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.

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