Australia veteran David Warner retires from ODI cricket in 2024

Before his final test match, Australian cricket legend David Warner announced his retirement from One Day International ODI cricket.

The 37-year-old had declared his retirement from the game of test cricket before the current series with Pakistan.

Warner declared on Monday that he was very happy with his decision to also retire from ODI cricket.

He was crucial to Australia’s victory over India in the Cricket World Cup last year.

After an amazing World Cup victory, Warner, who scored the most runs in the tournament, felt the time was right.

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Warner, who has a huge fan base after 14 seasons in the Indian Premier League, added that retiring would open doors for new players and give him more freedom to play franchise cricket outside the country.

He did, however, say that he would not rule out participating in the Champions Trophy in 2025.

On Wednesday, Warner will play the final and 112th test in his hometown of Sydney.

He is currently the sixth-highest run-scorer in Australian ODI history with 6,932 runs scored in 161 ODI matches played.

However, his career has not been without controversy.

According to Cricket Australia, the national governing body for cricket, Warner planned to use sandpaper to artificially change the ball’s state during a match against South Africa. He then gave a junior player instructions to carry out the plan. He said to Australian media on Monday that he didn’t regret what he had done.

This has made him an issue in the cricket world, along with other incidents like an altercation with England cricketer Joe Root in a bar.

Many cricket fans in Australia have also voiced their dissatisfaction over the ball-tampering¬†issue, and he is not popular among them. Mitchell Johnson, a former fast bowler for Australia, most recently questioned why Warner should receive a “hero’s send-off” in his final test series.

He said in an Australian newspaper, It’s been five years and David Warner has still never really owned the ball-tampering controversy.

In addition to his talent on the field, he is also very well-liked in India for his timely social media posts in which he performs dance routines from well-known South Indian movies.

When I first started, I honestly never would have imagined opening the batting for New South Wales or anyone else, but even now, after maybe 112 Tests, I still pinch myself to be here.

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