Warner retires from ODI and Test Career


Australian batsman bows out of longer formats

David Warner, the explosive Australian opener, has announced his retirement from both ODI and Test cricket. The 36-year-old made the revelation on the eve of his final Test match, the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Warner has been a mainstay of the Australian cricket team for over a decade, having made his Test debut in 2011 and his ODI debut in 2009. He has scored over 7,000 runs in Tests and over 5,600 runs in ODIs, including 23 Test centuries and 18 ODI centuries.

Warner’s decision to retire from the longer formats comes as no surprise. He has struggled for form in recent times, averaging just 21.14 in Tests and 29.33 in ODIs over the past year. However, he remains a vital part of Australia’s T20 team, and he will continue to play in the Big Bash League and other domestic Twenty20 competitions.

Warner’s legacy

Warner will be remembered as one of the most destructive batsmen of his generation. He is known for his aggressive style of play and his ability to score quickly. He has been a key player in Australia’s success in recent years, including their victories in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups.

Warner’s retirement is a blow to Australian cricket, but he leaves the game with a reputation as one of the best batsmen of his era. He is sure to be remembered as a legend of the game.

What’s next for Warner?

Warner has not yet revealed his plans for the future, but he is likely to remain involved in cricket in some capacity. He could become a coach or commentator, or he could even take up a role in cricket administration.

Whatever he decides to do, Warner is sure to be successful. He is a talented and intelligent man, and he has a lot to offer the game of cricket.

Tributes pour in for Warner

Following Warner’s announcement, tributes have poured in from his teammates, opponents, and fans.

  • Pat Cummins, Australia captain: “David Warner has been an incredible player for Australia. He has scored so many runs and won so many games for us. He is a true legend of the game.”
  • Joe Root, England captain: “David Warner is one of the toughest batsmen I have ever bowled to. He is a great player and a great competitor.”
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Indian batting legend: “David Warner is a world-class batsman. He has had a fantastic career, and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Warner’s retirement is a significant moment in Australian cricket. He is one of the best batsmen the country has ever produced, and he will be sorely missed. However, he leaves the game with a legacy that will last for many years to come.

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