His agency has stated that the Australian batting mainstay David Warner has no plans to retire from Test cricket, despite the fact that some former players have requested that the bowler reconsider his position.
During the first test match between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane, Warner was dismissed without scoring and finished with three runs after the home team won by six wickets in just under two days.
Before the first Test match against the Proteas, he had scores of 5, 48, 21, and 28 in the four innings he had played this summer. His most recent century in a test match was in January 2020.
However, Warner’s agent, James Erskine, has stated that he does not expect the opener would retire from test cricket when the three-match series against the Proteas comes to an end in Sydney.
“I don’t think that this will be his final test at all, no. If that’s the case, then that information is fresh to me “Tuesday’s edition of the Sydney Morning Herald included a comment attributed to Erskine.
Erskine further mentioned that Warner was planning on playing in the Ashes in England in 2023 and touring India.
When Warner participates in the Boxing Day Test, he will become the 14th Australian player to reach the landmark of 100 Tests played. Even though the 36-year-old batsman has a below-21 average after 10 tests so far in 2018, Erskine believes that runs are just around the bend for him.
“In my opinion, there are runs waiting for him just around the next corner. We’ll just have to wait and see what develops. The fact that Davey (Warner) has three small children is, according to Davey’s (Warner’s) perspective, the most important factor.
“It is a difficult circumstance to be in if your primary circumstance requires you to be absent for nine months or eight months of the year. Depending on the outcome of the situation, I believe that will be the choice that is made.
Erskine continued, “He has lots of other interests other than cricket, but there has been no debate about it (retirement).” “He has lots of other interests other than cricket,”
During the first test, which took place in Brisbane, Erskine had the impression that Warner was taken out of the game by a handful of quality deliveries bowled by South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada.
“He has been involved in a few really rough balls (from Rabada). Everyone, at some point in the evening, experiences these periods of relative hush. It is imperative that you broaden the scope of his professional endeavours “Erskine added.
“If you ask any of the other great players out there, they will all tell you that he is one of the best. We’ll just have to wait and watch how he does in Melbourne to find out if he can get back on track.
David, the old man, is a fairly tough old nut. I don’t believe that the run drought is something that concerns him too much, “Erskine added.
Former Australian all-rounder Simon O’Donnell recently stated that David Warner isn’t the same Test player he used to be up until about two years ago and that the stalwart should possibly retire at the end of the Sydney Test match. O’Donnell made these comments in light of the fact that Warner isn’t the Test player he used to be.