David Warner officially retires from international cricket; ready to play Champions Trophy if selected

David Warner played 112 Tests, 161 ODIs and 110 T20Is for Australia from 2009-2024.

David Warner played 112 Tests, 161 ODIs and 110 T20Is for Australia from 2009-2024 | Getty

David Warner, on July 8, 2024, officially released a statement announcing his retirement from international cricket in all formats. The Australian opener called time on his Test career after the Pakistan series early this year, while his ODI ended after the World Cup 2023 in India.

His T20I retirement was assumed after Australia was knocked out in the Super 8s stage and now he has officially announced his retirement. However, interestingly, David Warner has said that he is ready to return to the Australian team for the Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan if called up.

The opener saidhonors an honour to represent the Australian team and claimed that he would be playing franchise cricket for some time. Warner also had a message for the fans and also thanked his teammates for putting up with him.

"Chapter closed!! It’s been an unbelievable experience to play at the highest level for such a long period. Australia was my team. The majority of my career was at the international level. It’s been an honor to be able to do this. 100+ games in all formats is my highlight. I want to say thanks to everyone out there who has made this possible. My wife and my girls, who sacrificed so much, thank you for all your support. No person will ever know what we’ve been through,” Warner posted on Instagram.

"For all the cricket fans out there, I truly hope I have entertained you and changed cricket, especially tests, in a way where we scored a bit faster than others. We cannot do what we love without the fans, so thanks. I will continue to play franchise cricket for a while, and I am also open to playing for Aus in the Champions trophy if selected. To the players and staff, thanks for putting up with me. No more WhatsApp junk, your ears are now going to be free of my voice. This team has had unbelievable success the Last few years and long may this continue. Pat Cummins, Andrew old Mac, and staff have got this," said Warner.


By Jatin Sharma - 08 Jul, 2024

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