Banned by Cricket Australia(CA) for his involvement in the ball-tampering incident earlier this year, David Warner would've been pleased to have received the NOC to play for Winnipeg Hawks in Global T20 Canada League and a club agreement to play the Northern Territory Strike League in Darwin but he would've desperately wanted to score runs. It is the runs that were eluding him till now since making a comeback to cricket and he has finally got that feeling back.
Playing for City Cyclones in a one-day match, Warner smashed a typically belligerent 93 off 139 balls and he is very happy about it. Warner's innings was conservative at the start, as he scored only 20 off his first 50 balls before getting back to his free-flowing self. He hit five fours and two sixes on his way to 93.
His sole aim remains to play for Australia and he says that he will be ready whenever the selectors pick him after his ban gets over. After the game, Warner was quoted saying, "One hundred percent, if they select me. I'll be putting my hand up as much as I can. If I didn't love it I wouldn't be here. I'd probably retire but I'm enjoying it"
"I love it and have still got plenty of fuel in the tank. I'm excited about the next eight months to reflect upon what's happened, moving forward to be a better person,"
(Inputs from India Today)