Back playing for Australia, David Warner not to appeal against leadership ban

David Warner was banned for involvement in last year's ball-tampering incident.

David Warner | GettyAustralia opener David Warner won't appeal against the leadership ban forced upon on him following involvement in last year's ball-tampering incident by Cricket Australia. 

Warner was not only barred from playing for the country for the next 12 months but also conditioned against taking over the captaincy or vice-captaincy ever again. 

Unlike his partner Steve Smith, who was only banned from holding a leadership role for an additional year and will be eligible to lead the nation again from April 2020. 

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"At the end of the day, you've just got to respect the decision and move on and get on with it," Warner was quoted as saying by AAP. The 33-year-old was the vice-captain at the time of that ill-fated day in Cape Town. 

"I haven't looked back, I've just kept on looking forward. And my job is to come out and score runs."

"I didn't do well in England but it's about me trying to return to scoring runs and putting my best foot forward for the team."

To a query whether he would have someone else lead the strive for a review of the captaincy ban, Warner replied: "No, no, I'm quite comfortable at the moment here."

The left-hand batsman has had a fantastic run since his comeback barring the Ashes in UK where he failed miserably. Warner performed outstandingly in the World Cup and scoring two hundreds in the Test series against Pakistan including an epic triple century in Adelaide. 

"Obviously it gives you a lot of confidence but can never be complacent or comfortable," Warner said he is looking forward to the next challenge, a three-match Test series versus New Zealand starting December 12.

"You've got to start again. That's the beauty of this game. Whether or not you get runs or you don't, you have to get runs the next game."

(Inputs from AAP)


By Kashish Chadha - 08 Dec, 2019

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