David Warner likely to retire from T20 format, Here’s why


david warnerOne of the most fearsome cricketers of this generation, David Warner actively plays for Australia in all three formats of the game. Recently, the Australian cricketer has been awarded the Allan Border medal for being the player of the year owing to his stellar display of batting after the ball-tampering scandal which happened in 2018.

Having played international cricket for more than a decade now, Warner has carved out a niche for himself. One wouldn’t call it smooth sailing, but Southpaw did show a lot of character to overcome every obstacle and make a name for himself at the biggest stage.

david warner t20Apart from his flamboyant stroke play, Warner has also been a livewire on the field. Watching him over the years, one wouldn’t deny the fact that he still has a lot of cricket left in him. However, the Australian batsman has already started thinking of retirement and is planning to retire from the shortest format of the game.

Warner has said that in an attempt to prolong his ODI and Test career, he is likely to big adieu to T20 cricket.

“I think you look at Twenty20 internationals, we’ve got back-to-back World Cups as well,” Warner was quoted as saying by the ‘Australian Associated Press’.

“That’s probably a format that could be one I drop in a few years. It’s going to be very difficult to play all three forms – and good luck to all the guys that want to keep playing – it’s challenging,” he explained.

A man who has always put his family ahead of anyone stressed that being a father of three children and age not quite on in his side; it’s been difficult for him to continue in all three formats.

“I speak to guys like AB de Villiers, Virender Sehwag, guys who have done that for a long time, it does become challenging. Having three young kids and my wife at home all the time, the constant travelling becomes very difficult,” he said.