David Warner hints at international retirement. David Warner announced his retirement from Tests and ODIs earlier this year.
Australian opening batter David Warner was at his vintage best during the first T20I against the West Indies on Friday, February 9 at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The southpaw scored an incredible 70 off 36 balls, including 12 fours and a six. With his blistering performance, Australia scored a staggering 213/7 in their stipulated 20 overs.
In reply, the West Indies fought hard, scoring 202/8 in their allocated 20 overs, but Australia prevailed by 11 runs. Warner was named Player of the Match after reaching the 25th half-century of his T20I career. After earning the prize, the 37-year-old confirmed that he plans to retire after the T20 World Cup in 2024.
“It’s nice to get the win on the board. It was a good wicket to bat on, and you needed to make the most of it. I feel terrific and invigorated, and I’m excited. I want to play the T20 World Cup and finish there, and we have a nice voyage planned for the next six months. “Pretty much the same squad is going to New Zealand. So we need to win there as well. ” Warner remarked at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Notably, the T20 World Cup 2024 will begin on June 1 and be stage in the West Indies and the United States. Warner name Player of the Tournament in the 2021 T20 World Cup after scoring 289 runs from seven innings, ranking second in the tournament. The southpaw would like to end his international career by helping Australia win another ICC Trophy.
David Warner became the first player to score more than 50 points in the 100th game of each format
The Australian opener recently confirmed his retirement from Tests and One-Day Internationals, with his final game in the longest format against Pakistan in Sydney in January 2024. In contrast, his most recent ODI was the final of the ODI World Cup 2023, in which Australia defeated India by six wickets to win their sixth title.
Meanwhile, with his 70-run performance against West Indies in the first T20I, Warner became the first player to score fifty or more runs in his 100th game in each format. On September 28, 2017, the opener hit 124 (119) runs against India in his 100th one-day international in Bengaluru. He also achieved a double century 200 (255) in his 100th Test against South Africa on Boxing Day in Melbourne in 2022.