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David Warner Retires: He Says Goodbye to Playing for Australia


David Warner hit 81 runs in just 49 balls during the third T20I match against the West Indies. He was awarded the Player of the Series title.

After Australia’s loss to the West Indies in the last T20I game, experienced player David Warner spoke about his future in T20I cricket. Though Australia had already won the first two matches of the series, Warner was the highest scorer in this third game, which did not affect the series outcome, played at Perth Stadium.

Australia defeated the former champions by 11 runs in the first game of the series. Warner’s excellent performance, with 70 runs from just 36 balls, was crucial for Australia to go ahead with a 1-0 lead against the Caribbean team. In the second T20 International, Warner was out after scoring 22 runs from 19 balls, but Glenn Maxwell’s outstanding century of 120 not out led Australia to a 34-run victory.

David Warner Retires: He Says Goodbye to Playing for Australia

Warner Takes Charge in Australia’s Game Against West Indies

In the last game of the series, David Warner kept up his good performance by scoring 81 runs in 49 balls. He hit the ball well, getting nine 4s and three 6s, despite the tough competition from Rovman Powell’s team in Perth. But even with Warner’s great batting, Australia couldn’t win. The West Indies beat them by 37 runs, which was a small victory for them. After the game, Warner announced that this was his last time playing for Australia in Perth.

Warner Says Goodbye Following Series with West Indies

David Warner Retires: He Says Goodbye to Playing for Australia

“It was nice watching the team out there. I’m going to have quite a bit of free time after our upcoming series in New Zealand, before the Indian Premier League starts and then before preparing for the T20 World Cup. I’m really looking forward to spending quality time with my kids and being at home. It caught me off guard that a fast bowler, throwing over 145 kmph, wasn’t really trying to take me out of the game. The field sizes in the Caribbean are not that big. I’m definitely retiring; we have a lot of talented young players coming up, so it’s their turn to shine,” said Warner, after being recognized as the best player of the series.

Warner’s Career in Professional Cricket

David Warner has been a crucial player for Australia in all formats of the game. He debuted on the international stage in 2009, playing his first ODI against South Africa. His Test debut came a year later against New Zealand. In 2011, he became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to score a century on debut at the Gabba.

Warner’s Remarkable Journey in Cricket

David Warner Retires: He Says Goodbye to Playing for Australia

David Warner, known for his aggressive batting and ability to score runs quickly, has had a standout career playing for Australia. His skill in hitting the ball hard and finding gaps in the field made him one of the favorites in the cricketing world. Warner’s contribution to the Australian cricket team has been significant, with many memorable performances that fans will cherish for years to come. Now, he is stepping back to make way for the next generation of players.

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Warner’s Outstanding Cricket Career

David Warner has taken part in 112 Test matches and 161 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia’s national cricket team. At 37 years old, he first played in a T20 International (T20I) game against South Africa back in 2009, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Over his career in T20Is, he has scored 3067 runs, making him the seventh batter in the world to score more than 3000 runs in this format of the game.

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