David Warner’s International Cricket Career End

David Warner, celebrated as one of cricket’s greatest batters, concluded his international career following Australia’s early exit from the 2024 T20 World Cup. The Australian team’s hopes were dashed during the Super 8 phase, hinging on a required victory from Bangladesh over Afghanistan. Despite a strong effort from Bangladesh, key performances by Rashid Khan and Naveen-ul-Haq during pivotal moments led to Australia’s elimination. This outcome not only marked their departure from the competition but also confirmed Warner’s retirement, as he had previously announced this tournament would be his final appearance for Australia.

David Warner’s Staggered International Retirement and T20 Success

Despite hints of a possible comeback for the next year’s Champions Trophy, David Warner has phased out his international career. He played his final ODI during Australia’s victorious 2023 campaign in India and his last Test against Pakistan in early 2024, with plans to conclude his career after the 2024 T20 World Cup. Warner made an immediate impact in international cricket with a stunning 89 from 43 balls in his T20I debut against South Africa. Throughout 110 T20I matches, he scored 3,277 runs, including a memorable century against Pakistan in 2019—making him the third Australian to score centuries in all three international formats, alongside 28 half-centuries. Beyond the international scene, Warner has enjoyed a successful franchise T20 career, notably in the IPL, where he surpassed 10,000 runs in 2021, becoming only the fourth batter to achieve this milestone.

Reflecting on David Warner’s Illustrious Career

“(I) put my arm around him,” Australia’s Ricky Ponting shared on ICC’s Digital Daily show. “I told him, ‘…take a moment tonight to sit by yourself and reflect on what’s been an incredible journey across all three formats for Australia.’

“We’re aware he stepped away from Test cricket last summer, but it’s hard to find someone who has impacted all three forms of Australian cricket as significantly as David Warner has.

“I’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside him and coaching him in the IPL over the past few years, and I truly value his company. He should be immensely proud of his achievements.”

Australia’s bowler Josh Hazlewood also commented on Warner’s international retirement following their defeat against India in the Super 8s.

“We’ll certainly miss his presence in the team, both on and off the field,” Hazlewood remarked after their loss to India.

“(An) outstanding all-format career. It gradually built up from Test to ODI and then T20 cricket. So, although we’ve somewhat adjusted to life without him, it always feels different when you lose a long-standing player.”

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