David Warner Ready To Accept Captaincy Position In Australian Team
By CricShots - Sep 30, 2022 6:31 pm
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The veteran Australian batter, David Warner has expressed that he will welcome any chance to captain Australia and it would be a privilege for him but he is yet to hold a conversation regarding it with Cricket Australia. Warner also added that he was being looked upon as an aggressive person on the field but he has toned down his attitude in recent times. He has been one of the mainstays in the Australian team recently and he has immensely evolved as a batter for the national side.

David Warner
David Warner

However, the infamous sand-paper gate scandal had been a blot in his career and he was handed a leadership ban after being guilty of the incident. Steve Smith was also involved in the incident and suffered a similar fate but returned to captaincy eventually. Many have vouched in favor of Warner’s leadership ban being revoked. 

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During a recent conversation with Fox Sports, David Warner said, “I haven’t had any conversations at all (yet). But look, I think at the end of the day any opportunity to captain would be a privilege. But, from my end, there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge, to have those conversations with Cricket Australia and my main focus is just actually playing cricket.”

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David Warner 

David Warner has amassed 5,799 ODI runs and 2,684 T20I runs so far and is known to be one of the most aggressive players on the field. He has been involved in many controversial on-field incidents. However, the Australia opener has also acknowledged that he has toned down on this mindset of his.

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The veteran batter elaborated, “I think I was always talked about, and talked into being, that aggressor, being that vocal one on the field. Obviously, I did that because it got the best out of me, but I was also instructed to be that person, ‘it gets the team going’, and all that kind of stuff. Now it’s more about worrying about me.”

Australia will be banking upon David Warner for their success in the T20 World Cup and win it for a second successive time after last year’s triumph. The team will start its campaign on October 22 against New Zealand.