David Warner gets Emotional in his Farewell Speech at Sydney Ground

David Warner
David Warner (image; CA)

The Australian opener David Warner got emotional and thanked his family for supporting his side through the ups and downs in his Test career over the years.

David Warner gets Emotional in his Farewell Speech

David Warner has retired from Test cricket after smashing a half-century in the final test of Pakistan’s Australia tour 2023-24. Australia won the series 3-0 after defeating Pakistan in the third test by 8 wickets.

The player left the SCG to a standing ovation after his retirement speech. While speaking in the post-match conference, he thanked his wife and brother who were supporters of the player throughout his career.

“It’s pretty much a dream come true. You win 3-0 and cap off what’s been a great 18 months to 2 years for the Australian cricket team. World Test Championship win, Ashes series draw, and then the World Cup.”

“To come here and finish 3-0 is an outstanding achievement. I’m proud to be with a bunch of great cricketers here. These guys, they work their backsides off, the engine room – the three big quicks plus Mitchell Marsh – they work tirelessly in the nets and the gym.”

“Credit to them, the physios, the staff behind that … is outstanding. You look at them, they are amazing, I don’t have to face them ever again in the nets, which I don’t do anyway, so that helps. (Today morning) Just a casual walk up to the local cafe, get a coffee with a young one, and then I just got into the car.”

“I felt happy and really proud. To come here in front of your home crowd with the support they’ve shown me and Australian cricket over the last decade or my career, I can’t thank them enough.”

David Warner
David Warner (image: CA)

“Without you guys, we aren’t able to do what we do. It’s really much appreciated. (Final Test innings) We are in the entertainment business, I am just happy to come out here and showcase what I try to do all the time.”

“I started with the Twenty20 and tried to come out here and emulate that. I tried to play my shots, go out the way that I had to play, and managed to get a win on the board which is great.”

“(Family) Massive part of your life, without their support, you can’t do what you do. All credit to my parents for giving me a beautiful and great upbringing, my brother Steve, I followed in his footsteps, and then came along Candice and sort of got me in line.”

“We’ve had a beautiful family. I cherish every moment I get with them. I love them to death and I’m not going to keep carrying on because I’ll get too emotional.”

“Thank you Candice for what you’ve done, you mean the world to me and I appreciate it. It’ll be quite emotional to watch the boys go out there (West Indies series) and not play knowing that I was able to come out here and do what I could do.”

“As I mentioned, you got a great bunch of cricketers here. We are all almost over 30 years of age, as time goes by, we are not getting younger, but this team, they’re energetic, they’re world-class, and a great bunch of boys.”

“(How would you like to be remembered?) Exciting, and entertaining and I hope I put a smile on everyone’s face with the way I played.”

“Hopefully, the young kids out there can follow in my footsteps, from white ball cricket to Test cricket, it’s the pinnacle of our sport. So keep working hard and play the red ball game which is entertaining as well. Thanks, everyone,” he concluded.

Australia will be playing a two-test match against West Indies on a home tour which is set to start on January 17 at Adelaide Oval.