July 23, 2024
David Warner retired from ODI

Australian cricketer David Warner retired from the ODI before the last test

David Warner retired from ODI

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David Warner retired from ODI: An illustrious career in the 50-over format

David Warner retired from ODI: One of the most explosive and brilliant opening batsmen in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket, David Warner has announced his retirement from the format ahead of his final Test match against Pakistan.

The 37-year-old left-hander, who made his ODI debut in 2009, played 178 matches and scored 7,668 runs at an average of 45.11 and a strike rate of 96.94. He is the fourth-highest run-scorer for Australia in ODIs after Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Mark Waugh.

He also scored 18 centuries and 43 fifties with the highest score of 179 runs against Pakistan in 2017.

Warner was a key member of the Australian team that won the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup for the sixth time in India last year, where he finished as the second-highest run-scorer with 647 runs in 10 innings, including three centuries. And included three fifties.

He also won the Allan Border Medal for Male Cricketer of the Year in 2020 and 2021 and was named in the ICC ODI Team of the 2010s. David Warner retired from the ODI

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Surprising decision to leave ODI

Warner’s decision to retire from ODIs came as a surprise to many, as he had previously indicated that he would continue playing white-ball cricket after the end of his Test career.

He had also expressed his desire to play in the next 50-over World Cup in 2023, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand. However, he said he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on the shortest format of the game, where he still hopes to play in the T20 World Cup in June 2024.

“I have always played every game as if it is my last game. That is my style of cricket. I keep working as hard as possible to get there. This Test starts against Pakistan and I Just looking forward to that challenge.” And then the challenge that presents itself against England,”

Warner said, “You have to score runs. I have always said that the [T20] World Cup will probably be my last match. If I can score runs here, I will probably give credit to myself and my family. Australia.” David Warner retired from the ODI

A farewell test on its home ground

Warner will play his 112th and final Test against Pakistan at his home Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from Wednesday. He has played 103 Tests so far and scored 8,158 runs at an average of 48.57 and strike rate of 72.85.

He is the seventh-highest run-scorer for Australia in Tests, behind Ponting, Steve Waugh, Allan Border, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. He also has 24 centuries and 30 fifties to his name, with the highest score being 335 not out against Pakistan in 2019.

Warner said he was looking forward to finishing his Test career at the SCG, where he has scored 732 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.28 and a strike rate of 81.77. He has also scored three centuries and two half-centuries at the venue, with the highest score of 122 against India in 2015.

“I can say that I will not play the West Indies series. If I can get through this and make the Pakistan series then I will do it then,” he said. “I have always said that the SCG It’s my favorite field. This is where I grew up playing cricket. “It’s going to be emotional, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent my country.”

Warner’s retirement will leave a huge void in the Australian batting order, especially in the ODI and Test formats, where he has been consistent and effective for over a decade.

He will be remembered as one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, who combined aggression, skill, and flair to entertain and inspire millions of fans around the world. He will also be remembered for his leadership, passion, and competitiveness, which made him a valuable asset to the Australian team.

Warner will undoubtedly be remembered as a legend of the game who gave his all for his country and his game. David Warner retired from the ODI


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