A spectacular batting has ended with David Warner announcing his retirement. Recently, he played his last test match against Pakistan and scored a half-century. His career has witnessed a lot of ups and downs with his brilliant debut in 2011. Indeed, he has played a total of 112 test matches and scored his first century in the second test match at Hobart. Besides this, David Warner exhibited a fiery game against India in his second test match where he scored 180 runs. This score included 13 fours and 3 sixes.
Shattered with Hughes’s Death:
David Warner has been close to his fellow cricketer Philip Hughes. On November 30, 2014, Warner was fielding alongside Philip Hughes in a match at Sheffield Shield. In the match, Hughes was hit on his head with the bouncer ball. Later on, Hughes was taken to the hospital where he died. The Hughes’s death came as a shock to David Warner. Ultimately, he came back with a bang and scored a century. Thereafter, he kissed the ground in memory of Philip Hughes and dedicated his century to him.
Ball Tampering Case:
Not every cricketer’s career goes smoothly, and the same was the case with David Warner. In 2018, he was involved in a ball-tampering case. It was in South Africa that he asked Cameron Bancroft to rub the ball with sandpaper. For this reason, Warner, Bancroft, and Steve Smith were thrown out of the team. In fact, Warner and Smith had to face a one-year ban on playing any form of cricket. Along with this, a decision was made that Smith would never be made the Captain again. After the ban was lifted, David Warner played a smashing game in the World Cup of 2019. Later on, in the same year, he hit a triple century with 335 runs at Adelaide and broke the record of legendary Sir Don Bradman.
Last Match Series:
David Warner is a name to reckon with, in the world of cricket. In his last series, he batted with an average of 49.83 and hit a century too. In fact, he played an important part in Australia’s 3-0 win. Apart from this, he was an important part of the Australian team that won the World Cup 2023. Not just last year’s World Cup, David Warner was part of the Australian team of the 2015 World Cup too. In his entire career, Warner has been recognized as one of the best batsmen in the cricket world.
David Warner’s Test and One-day Career:
Talking of his test career, David Warner has bated in 111 matches with an average of 44.59 and made a total of 8695 runs. During this time, he had hit 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries. On the other hand, he played 161 one-day matches. In these matches, he played with an average of 45.01 and scored 6932 runs. Certainly, his total one-day score included 22 centuries and 33 half-centuries. After David Warner retired, taking his place in the team will be tough for any player.