Disgraced Australian opener David Warner insisted on Thursday (January 3) that he wants to “be the best person he can be” after returning to the competitive field and is looking forward to giving his best in the upcoming T20 events in Bangladesh and India to stay in contention for the national selection.
Warner also said that his one-year ball-tampering ban helped him to “grow as a human being” and allowed to spend more time with family and now he wants to get Sylhet Sixers on top of the table in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League after being named as Captain of the franchise on Thursday.
Warner told reporters in Dhaka, “Life has been good for me. I have been spending time with the family. I wouldn’t be able to do that if I wasn’t sitting in the sidelines. It is about getting the best out of myself and growing as a human being. My most important thing was being a father and husband at home. Now it is down to playing cricket again and making sure I get Sylhet Sixers on top of the table.”
Meanwhile, Warner admitted that Australia selection is up to the national selectors and all he can do is score runs in the BPL and Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 to return to the national side and encourage his selection for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, as his ban is all set to end at the end of March.
The swashbuckling opener signed off by saying, “It is up to the selectors whether or not they want to pick me. At the end of the day, all I can do is score runs in this tournament and the IPL, keep putting my hand up and making sure that I am the best person I can be.”
(With AFP Inputs)