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3 Mar 2021
Australian opener David Warner has said that it was a mistake to play the last two Tests matches against India. According to Warner, forcing himself to play those games aggravated the injury he was nursing from before the start of the Test series.
"I made the call to play those Test matches, felt like I needed to be out there and help the guys," Warner, who was headed to Adelaide to play for New South Wales against South Australia, told the reporters.
Warner further said that the rushed decision making pushed his rehab down the line and has made him stay away from the game, longer than he anticipated. "Looking back in hindsight I probably wouldn't have done that, where I am with the injury it put me back a little bit,” Warner said.
The dashing left-hander clarified that it was not his personal decision to play the Tests, rather a decision that he took for the team. "If I'm thinking about myself I probably would have said no, but I did what I felt was best for the team and me being out there opening the batting was I felt the best thing for the team," he said.
Detailing his plans for the future, the 34-year-old said that his immediate target is to play the 2023 ODI World Cup, which he thinks is going to be his last World Cup. "I'm not thinking about the end date at all, for me it's about the 2023 World Cup,” said Warner.
“From a Test cricket point of view I'd love to play as long as I can,” he added stating his Test plans.