Warner bids farewell to Test cricket with 50

Henry

David Warner played a key role in Australia’s successful run chase against Pakistan in Sydney.

The 37-year-old opening batsman, who was in action for the Aussies in his last Test, scored a fifty before Sajid Khan caught him leg in front of the wicket.

The winning target of 130 runs was then barely a boundary or two away.

As his teammates and spectators applauded him, he turned to wave to the Sydney crowd on the test stage for the last time.

It’s the end of the Warner red ball cricket era – more than ten years of drama, sandpaper, action and talent.

Warner started his international career in a T20 match against South Africa in Melbourne and he did not hesitate to play shots in his final Test innings.

He hit seven boundaries in his innings of 57 runs and according to the fiery batsman, he wanted to make his mark on the bowlers for the last time.

“After all, we are in the entertainment industry and I am just grateful that I could say goodbye with an aggressive turn. I made my debut in the T20 format and I tried parent habit to play my strokes; to finish like I’ve always played,” Warner said.

How will he want to be remembered?

“As a player who served up exciting and entertaining cricket. I hope I could make a few smiles through my game.”

According to Warner, Test cricket still deserves its place on the international calendar.

“This is the pinnacle of the sport. Up and coming players have to work hard to play red ball cricket; it also makes for a lot of entertainment.”

Warner’s Test Record:

He scored 8,786 runs in 112 Tests at an average of 44.59, while he also celebrated 37 fifties and 26 hundreds.

His highest score is an unbeaten innings of 335 runs against Pakistan in Adelaide.