After regarding David Warner as the “chief plotter” in the sandpaper gate scandal, the left-handed opener of Cricket Australia was handed over the ban for one year.

The 31-year old Warner had severely underachieved upon his return to competitive cricket this month by joining Global T20 league in Canada.

David Warner’s return hasn’t been memorable

David Warner
David Warner didn’t return to the competitive cricket in the best of forms. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The captain of Winnipeg Hawks, David Warner didn’t have the best of starts upon his return to competitive cricket. The left-handed opener could only manage to score 12 runs in his last four innings. He opened his account after the return by scoring a mere one run. Warner couldn’t enter even once in the double figures unlike his partner Steven Smith.

After Warner was found guilty, his highest score is 12-ball six against the Windies B last week. His Winnipeg Hawks side is on the brink of missing the playoffs, needing a must win in the next game against Edmonton Royals on Thursday to play further in the ongoing tournament.

Winnipeg Hawks needs a win at any cost

Winnipeg Hawks
Winnipeg Hawks

If the Winnipeg Hawks lose, they will be the relying on Vancouver Knights to beat Toronto Nationals to make the final spot in the playoffs.

The former Australian opener admitted it openly the past three months were full of trauma for him and his family. However, he was optimistic that after every down there comes an opportunity where a person can achieve the desired results.

“I’m an adult, I’m big, strong, I’ll move forward and keep continuing to move forward and making sure I’m doing the right things at the right times to keep playing the best cricket I can,” said Warner.

Disappointed Warner seems motivating himself. His recent outings prompted him to take social media to address his fans expressing his optimistic thinking about his form.

Waqar Younis who is currently busy doing the assignment of coaching of Winnipeg Haws backed David Warner. He heaped praise by saying he will be a good leader ahead for sure.