David Warner’s international career officially comes to an end

Jun 25, 2024

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Australia’s protracted journey in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has culminated in their eventual elimination, bringing an official close to David Warner’s illustrious career as a dynamic, fiercely competitive, and explosive opening batter for Australia.

An end of an era for Australian cricket

Even in the twilight of his career, Warner proved his enduring prowess with the bat, delivering two impressive fifties in the Caribbean, which significantly contributed to Australia’s deep tournament run. However, the Australian squad ultimately fell short of reaching the final four, with crucial losses to Afghanistan and India sealing their fate.

Following the game against India, a poignant moment was captured at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, where Warner was seen in conversation with Virat Kohli, reflecting the camaraderie and mutual respect between the cricketing giants.

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Warner had previously retired from One Day Internationals (ODIs) as a two-time world champion and had exited the Test arena during the past summer at home. While he has left open the possibility of a return to the ODI side for the Champions Trophy if required, this prospect is widely regarded as unlikely.

Warner’s legacy: A force to be reckoned with

Throughout his career, Warner has amassed an impressive array of achievements, including multiple ODI World Cup victories, a T20 World Cup triumph in 2021, and a World Test Championship win last year. The 37-year-old has accumulated nearly 19,000 runs in international cricket, featuring 49 centuries.

Warner’s dazzling debut in T20 Internationals, where he scored a breathtaking 89 from 43 balls against South Africa, heralded his arrival on the global stage. Over the course of 110 T20I matches, he scored 3,277 runs, including a memorable century against Pakistan in 2019, making him the third Australian to notch centuries across all three formats of the game, alongside 28 half-centuries.

Beyond his international exploits, Warner has enjoyed a prolific franchise T20 career, particularly in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2021, he became just the fourth batter to surpass 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, underscoring his enduring impact on the shortest format of the game.

As Warner steps away from the international scene, his legacy as one of Australia’s most formidable and entertaining cricketers remains firmly cemented, leaving behind a trail of remarkable performances and unforgettable moments on the cricket field.

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