David Warner didn’t have the best of returns to the game when he was cleaned up by Lasith Malina on the very second ball. Warner had returned to action when he played for Winnipeg Hawk in the ongoing Global Canada T20 League.

However, Warner has gone through a lot in the last couple of months after the ball-tampering scandal surfaced in South Africa.

In fact, the southpaw batsman Warner said that his relationship hasn’t broken with Smith after all the controversies popped up. Warner had played a leading role in the ball tampering saga at the Cape Town, according to the Cricket Australia’s (CA) report.

However, it is time that everyone moves forward with it and gives the Australian players another chance.

David Warner
David Warner. Credits: Getty Images.

Smith and I are good mates.

On the other hand, Smith had made a solid start when he scored a fine 61 off just 41 balls in the opening match.

Consequently, it is pivotal for both Warner and Smith to be able to continue playing competitive cricket.

Warner said that it has been a difficult period for him as well as his family.

“It’s been a long three months, thinking that I probably wouldn’t be over here. It definitely has been [tough], not just for me but for my family, obviously, the fans out there that support cricket and Australian cricket, so I’m responsible for that, that’s my fault and why I’ve had some tough times,” Warner said in Toronto as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

Steven Smith
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The combative left-handed batter Warned added the ball-tampering controversy hasn’t had a bad effect on the friendship between him and Smith.

“We haven’t really been able to catch up because he’s been away, Cameron’s been in Perth and I’ve been doing what I’m doing and got family at home. So it’s been hard, but this has been good, we’ve had numerous chats and I’m sure we’ll hang out plenty more, we’re in the same hotel,” he said

Warner asserted that he is still a good friend of Smith.

Steve and me are good mates. If people hang in the hotel, they’ll see us hanging out with each other and stuff. At the end of the day, it was a big thing that happened and for us, you’ve got to handle it in your individual way and then how you handle it collectively,” he remarked.

The former Australian deputy went on to add that he is looking forward to playing in the Global Canada T20 League with all the zeal.

Explosive opener Warner said he is determined to put his right step forward. Furthermore, he is looking to help players who don’t get chances to play at the big stage.

Trying to Get Back into Groove.

“For me it’s about getting back into the rhythm of cricket again. Making sure I’m putting my best foot forward for this tournament. To make sure that I’m putting 100% in all the time. And giving advice to the guys who don’t get the opportunity to play on the big stage as well, and just to compete. It’s been a long three months, thinking that I probably wouldn’t be over here. But it’s a good opportunity. I’m excited about it, and I look forward to the rest of the tournament,” he pointed out.

David Warner is trying to learn from his mistakes and the change in his approach is palpable. The left-hander has accepted his charges.

Thus, he definitely deserves his second chance. Moreover, he would like to perform well in the ongoing tournament.