David Warner, who returned to form with a double century in Australia’s thumping win over South Africa in the Boxing Day Test, has stated that he is not done yet and has the “extra motivation” to do well in the highly anticipated India series as well as the Ashes next year. The Boxing Day Test was played on December 26.
Warner, who had previously stated that Test cricket may be the first one in his international career to “fall off,” shook over a prolonged dry spell to come up with a double century in their innings and win by 182 runs over South Africa.
“I really wish you’d stop reminding me of how old I am. I don’t feel 36, “After the conclusion of the MCG Test in just under four days, Warner said.
“I’m running faster than many of these kids my age in this competition (the dressing room). In other words, after they have caught up to me, I will seriously consider pulling the plug.
“The fact that I won in India and swept the series that we played in England serves as an additional incentive for me. Both the head coach and the selectors have expressed their desire for my presence in the event. I am still aware of the amount of vitality that I can contribute to the squad.”
When asked about his career in test cricket, Warner said: “Have there been any doubts? I’ll admit that I did have some scepticism, but only a few.
But for me, it was more about simply getting out there and knowing that I still had that hunger and determination because I always have it whenever I rock up to the training.
“I believe once I’ve started losing that spark and fire around training and, you know, taking the mickey out of people, playing some jokes here and there… I think that’s when I probably know it’s time to hang it up,” the speaker said. “I think that’s probably when I’ll know it’s time.”
The series between Australia and India will consist of four tests, with the first match slated to take place in Nagpur on February 9.
“We are aware of what we need to prepare for, and that is the fact that they will be turning the wickets. Dharamsala at that time of year, we’ve played there, and we arguably should have won that Test, but we lost that one. The conditions at the venues are unique; Nagpur and Delhi are both fairly dry.
“There are going to be moments when it is going to be difficult over there, but it all comes down to how well our hitters can build and bat big, similar to how we did in Pakistan.
“I think with the ball, we’re going to do a terrific job, we’ve got a world-class spinner in Nathan Lyon, and we’re going to have to perhaps think about playing two spinners,” said the captain of the team. “I think we’re going to do an excellent job.”
Everyone was playing reverse sweeps and sweeps, everyone had a method, and they stuck to it, he said, adding, “Obviously in Sri Lanka, we had good tactics, and we saw in the first Test in Galle, everyone was playing reverse sweeps and sweeps.”
Warner responded yes when he was asked if this would be Australia’s greatest chance to win that elusive test series in India “Before we head over there, do you want me to start with the headlines now? The previous week, I thought I heard someone talking about a test that was given over two days.
It’s going to be a fascinating discussion.
” Warner recently had an outburst and said that his family cannot be a “washing machine for cricket’s dirty laundry” in response to Cricket Australia’s “public trial” to lift his leadership ban resulting from the South African ball-tampering scandal. The ban was imposed on Warner as a result of the ball-tampering scandal that occurred in South Africa.