Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner has admitted that making a rushed comeback during the Indian Test series was a mistake and that he should have taken his time to completely recover from his groin injury.
David Warner suffered an injury to his groin while fielding during the 2nd One-day International against Australia in Sydney which forced miss to out on the last ODI, the three-match T20I series, and the opening two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
With Australia struggling with its opening pair, David Warner was rushed into making a pre-mature comeback during the New Year Test in Sydney.
Warner registered scores of 5, 13, 1, and 48 across the four innings in Sydney and Brisbane and he clearly looked like he hadn’t completely recovered from his injury as he failed to sprint between the wickets or plant his stride forward.
Thankfully for David Warner, the postponements of the Tests in South Africa have given him enough time to completely recover from injury.
“It put me back a little bit. Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have done that. If I’m thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no. I’ve had this time to heal and obviously with South Africa being called off, it gave me a bit more time to get that strength work done,” David Warner was quoted as saying by AAP.
David Warner eyeing 2023 World Cup win in India
David Warner is an important cog in Australia’s batting-unit across all three formats and more so in white-ball cricket.
Australia will be hoping that the southpaw is at the height of his powers in the upcoming consecutive T20 World Cups but David Warner has his eyes firmly hinged at the 50-over World Cup which is set to take place in India in 2023.
Warner, who was a key part of Australia’s 2015 World Cup win, believes that the 2023 event could be the swansong of some of the cricketers in the current squad including him.
He, however, has added that if he would like to play Test cricket for as long as possible.
‘We’ve got a good opportunity to play that (2023 World Cup) and win in India. The core team there, with the age group as well, it’s probably going to be the last for a few of us. Then obviously it’s a given you just have to call it time unless you’re going to play until you are 41. From a Test cricket point of view, I’d love to play as long as I can,” said David Warner.