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David Warner retired from international cricket

Australian opening batter David Warner retired from international cricket on June 25 after Australia failed to qualify for the 2024 T20 World Cup semi-finals.

Warner made his international debut for Australia in 2009 and remained a part of Australia’s 2015(ODI), 2021(T20I) and 2023 (ODI) World Cup winning campaigns.

David Warner is also a member of the Australian team that beat India to win the World Test Championship title last June. Notably, Warner had retired from ODIs after the World Cup last year and from test cricket in January this year.

Warner’s decision to quit international cricket was a planned event which he revealed in February this year.

Warner revealed that he would retire from international cricket post the T20 World Cup 2024, during the post-match presentation of the first match of the three T20Is vs West Indies at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

“Pleasing to get the win on the board. Was a nice wicket to bat on and you have to make the most of those. Feel great and refreshed, I’m pumped. I want to play the T20 World Cup and finish there and it’s a good journey we’ve got going for the next 6 months. Pretty much the same squad going to New Zealand so it’s important we win there as well,” Warner, who was named the Player of the Match, said at the post-game presentation ceremony.

For Australia, David Warner played 112 Tests, 161 ODIs and 110 T20Is and scored 8786, 6932 and 3277 runs respectively. David Warner’s 18,995 international rus also includes three double centuries and 49 centuries. He is the country’s leading run-scorer in T20 cricket with 3,277 from 110 games.

Speaking of Australia’s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, Australia remained unbeaten in the group stage, their defeat against Afghanistan in the Super 8 round became the starting point of their downfall. Following a dreadful defeat against Afghanistan, the Aussies failed to bounce back and lost their final Super 8 game against India.

With a defeat against India in the Super 8 clash, Australia’s semi-final qualifications chances hung in a thin thread which was later completely cut off by Afghanistan.

Though Australia lost their consecutive Super 8 games, they were still left out with a back-door entry option in the form of Bangladesh’s win over Afghanistan. But a defeat for Afghanistan in the AFG vs BAN clash would knock them out of the tournament.

In a do-or-die game, Afghanistan players and support staff all implemented their experience and made Rashid Khan and Co. script history in the nail-biting clash.

With the victory, Afghanistan qualified for the semifinals while Australia and Bangladesh were both eliminated from the tournament.

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