Banned Australian batsman, David Warner, has spoken out for the first time since the emotional press conference in Sydney thanking his fans and family for all the love and support.
Meanwhile, ICC along with Cricket Australia (CA) charged Warner along with Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft for the foul-doing. The parent body suspended the disgraced trio and stripped them off from captaincy.
CA suspended Warner for 12 months, stripped him of his vice-captaincy post and will further no leadership duties given to him in the future. Moreover, the suspension debarred Warner from taking part in the ongoing IPL 2018 as well.
Warner overwhelmed by the love
Speaking out in public for the first time, Warner thanked all his fans and family for the love and support. He also admitted that this is a learning curve for him and he will come out as a better person.
“It is humbling and overwhelming,” he told NT News. “Sometimes you sit back and reflect and wonder do people care about you as a person. Sometimes with our society, something has to happen for the worst for people to come out and show a lot of support and I think I’ve learned a valuable lesson in this myself for the support I have been given to be on the front foot to help others,” he added.
Warner enjoying a ‘bubble’ free life
Warner believes the tight schedule between tours and matches catches everybody in a bubble. So with some time off, he is spending time with family, doing household chores and playing with babies.
“(Wife) Candice and I do all those things together. We take them to these things together — pick them up together. I always make sure I am able to do it all the time. I am making time now and it is worthwhile. I’ve missed that part until now where the kids run up to the gate saying, ‘Mummy and Daddy are here’, and I am really enjoying and embracing that,” the southpaw mentioned.
The 31-year old hinted he might not return to international cricket. However, new coach Justin Langer has not ruled out the possibility.