Veteran Australian batter David Warner has slammed the constant talks in the media on his retirement from International cricket, calling it sickening ahead of their opening match of the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup. He expressed that he has always tried to do his best for the team across all the formats.
Earlier this year before the World Test Championship final, David Warner spoke about his retirement plan, playing just one more year of international cricket. He also expressed that he might play his final Test against Pakistan in Sydney in 2024. Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup next year is likely to be his last Australia assignment in white-ball cricket.
Since then, there have been constant talks about his retirement in the media. Speaking to Fox Cricket now, the opener said he can’t wait to retire so the media can leave him alone.
“I just can’t wait to finish, and then they’ll have to find someone else’s name to use as clickbait,” Warner told Fox Cricket. It’s incredible. To be honest – if I’m being brutally honest, it’s actually been sickening,” said David Warner.
“And that’s why I always put it back to the team. It’s about the team. It’s not about me and what I’m doing. For me, it’s about going out there and trying to put my best foot forward and playing to the best of my ability to put the team in a good position. That’s why I gave an end date. Because that’s when I’m ending – that’s when I intend to end,” he added.
David Warner hints at moving to commentary after retirement
Australian opener David Warner further hinted that he do part-time commentary for a year, before moving to full-time after retirement. Speaking to Fox Cricket about his plans, David Warner said,
“Look people have already been talking about my retirement, but another 12 months to go and we’ll see how we go from there. Over these next 12 months, I’ll probably do some part-time (commentary) stuff, wherever I’m needed or wherever I’m available I’ll help out as much as I can. For me it’s just about calling the situation as it is, analysing the game and trying and bring my cricketing brain up to the commentary box.”