Candice Warner, the wife of the Australian opener David Warner, has disclosed that she had two miscarriages after her husband was banned from international cricket for his role in the ball tampering saga that rocked the Australian cricket.
Warner’s opening partner Cameron Bancroft was seen scratching the ball with a sandpaper in the third match of the test series between South Africa and Australia last year.
When the matter was investigated, it was found that it was Warner’s idea to tamper with the condition of the ball so that the Australian fast bowlers could get reverse swing.
The conversation had happened between Warner and Bancroft, but Steve Smith, who was the Australian captain back then, was also present in the meeting and he gave it a go-ahead which was why all three cricketers were banned by Cricket Australia (CA).
According to Candice, it was the worst time her family had ever gone through and the miscarriages only added to the agony.
“We had two miscarriages in that time. It definitely took a toll on my body. It was heartbreaking.” Candice was quoted saying by Stellar.
Candice says she started looking at the positive side of things and finding joy in the fact that Warner’s absence from the field meant he had a lot more time to spend with his kids which he was never able to do when he was playing regularly for Australia.
Candice believes the ball tampering saga has only strengthened the Warner family. If they survived that horrible period together, they can survive anything together.
Warner has made a successful return to international cricket after serving his ban period. He was Australia’s highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup 2019.
The swashbuckling left-hander scored a hundred even today in the first match of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka.