There is a saying that behind every successful man there is a woman. And, we have seen the testimony of the aforementioned fact on a plethora of occasions. Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner and his resurgence post the Newlands ball-tampering scandal remains another glaring example.
Candice Warner has played a huge role behind her husband’s successful redemption post the ball-tampering fiasco back in 2018. David Warner has time and again alluded to how his wife Candice stood behind her as a rock in those tumultuous times.
In a recent conversation with the ‘Voice of Cricket’ Harsha Bhogle, David Warner revealed how Candice installed discipline in his life post their wedding back in 2015. Warner admitted that discipline was not something that was a part of his life until Candice, who herself is a retired athlete, came in his life.
“Not being rude, but I never used to listen to many people, except my parents. But when Candice came into my life, as an athlete herself, she was like, ‘Why would you drink a day before a game? Why would you contemplate staying awake after midnight, or why would you not train today?’ David Warner revealed to Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz.
David Warner on the influence of his wife Candice behind him instilling discipline in his life
Warner revealed that Candice, being a total professional wouldn’t do anything that would hinder her sport. She would wake up at 5 in the morning for her training, something Warner initially detested doing.
There was no rest for her, no alcohol. Anything that ever hindered her sport, she was like, ‘You’re not an athlete, how can you do that?’ [Candice was] Up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go and train. I was like, ‘We don’t play cricket at 5 am, we play cricket at 8 o’clock at night,” he added.
The southpaw revealed that it was Candice who taught him to lead a disciplined life, urging him to walk up early in the morning, something he admitted has changed him completely.
“But the beauty of it was she was teaching me discipline, and I think that’s what was missing from my youth, coming through the cricket system, was the discipline side of things. From there, I got up at 4.30 am, I trained, I did it for at least 10 weeks, and it completely changed me,” Warner added.
Post that Newlands ball-tampering scandal, David Warner has been a changed man, and one can safely assume Candice has played a big role in it.