Updated: February 11, 2020 1:09:04 pm
Australian big-hitter David Warner says he is more likely to give up T20 cricket in the subsequent “few years” to lengthen his Test and ODI profession and spend extra time along with his younger household, which incorporates three kids.
The 33-year-old gained Cricket Australia’s Allan Border medal for being the participant of the yr on Monday, finishing an emotional turnaround after the ignominy of being suspended for ball-tampering in 2018. He broke down after receiving the award, which was his third general.
He was additionally named the T20 participant of the yr. “I think you look at Twenty20 internationals, we’ve got back-to-back World Cups as well,” Warner was quoted as saying by the ‘Australian Associated Press’.
“That’s probably a format that could be one I drop in a few years. It’s going to be very difficult to play all three forms – and good luck to all the guys that want to keep playing – it’s challenging,” he defined.
Warner averages over 40 in each the Test and ODI codecs and has a strike price of over 140 in T20s. The two T20 World Cups are to be held in Australia (this yr) and India (subsequent yr). Warner mentioned former India opener Virender Sehwag is among the many retired lot that he has spoken with, to know the fatigue of taking part in all three codecs.
“I converse to guys like AB de Villiers, Virender Sehwag, guys who’ve completed that for a very long time, it does turn out to be difficult. Having three younger youngsters and my spouse at house on a regular basis, the fixed travelling turns into very troublesome,” he mentioned.
Warner has three daughters with spouse Candice Falzon.
The temperamental batsman has endured a powerful two years following the ball-tampering scandal however has proven super grit. In November, he smashed his highest Test rating with an unbeaten 335.
“I batted a lot of time in the nets. Three or four days leading into the Brisbane Test, I almost batted for three hours every day,” Warner mentioned.
He earlier gained the highest Australian honour in 2016 and 2017.
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