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David Warner recalls ball-tampering incidents; “You’re going to have a lot of hurdles”

The Senior Australian opener David Warner recalled and said David Warner recalls ball-tampering incidents during Australia’s test series against South Africa in March 2018.

David Warner recalls ball-tampering incidents

With the opener, David Warner stunned the cricket world with his ODI retirement announcement on January 01, he opened on his ball-tampering scandal and revealed that he has no regrets over the incident.

He believes that hitting obstacles is part of any player’s career and has responded with dignity every time.

The opener was the mastermind of the incident as Australia used unfair means to win the Newlands Test at South Africa. Cameron Bancroft used sandpaper on the ball to induce reverse swing and was banned for nine months from top-level cricket.

Steve Smith and David Warner faced a one-year ban and were stripped of their roles. While speaking on the media on 01 January 2024, Warner said that the sportsman must move forward and his passion for the sport helped a lot.

He was part of the squad which is currently playing a test series on Pakistan’s Australia tour 2023. With leading 2-0 in the series, Warner spoke about his retirement and his ball-tampering incidents ahead of the final and third test at home tour.

“Reflecting on that, that whole period and my whole career, I’ve got no regrets. You’re going to have a lot of hurdles that you have to jump, there’s going to be obstacles along the way.”

“But you have to move forward, and I’ve done that with dignity. I’ve got a lot of passion for the game, and it was important from my perspective that I’m giving back. Not just gaining the respect back, but putting Australian cricket first.”

The 37-year-old made his comeback during the IPL 2019 season and continued to impress the fans when he smashed multiple centuries for Sunrisers Hyderabad and amassed 647 runs during the World Cup in England.

Warner suggested that his religious beliefs helped him during his suspension and on returning to cricket. “When I left Africa the first five or six people who came up to me were priests, and gave me a card.”

“Then we went on holiday to Singapore after that and there was a big church convention, and I then sat back and spoke to (wife) Candice and said ‘someone is clearly watching down upon us.’ It just grew strength from there to go back and play grade cricket, get a sense of that cricket community belief back.”

The south Welshman will be playing on his third and final test on Pakistan’s Australia tour 2023 starting on January 03 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

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