David Warner hints at Test retirement within one year
David Warner has played 96 Tests for Australia [Source: Twitter]
One of the most destructive openers across cricket, Australia's David Warner could bid farewell to Test cricket within the next 12 months. Warner, 35, is one of the rarest breed of cricketers to transition from T20 cricket to Test cricket seamlessly.
A poor show in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 has been met with several calls for the likes of Warner and other senior players to be dropped. Australia has already begun its preparations for the upcoming 50-overs World Cup in India next year and the T20 World Cup in the US in 2024.
Warner speaking on Triple M's Deadset Legends, revealed that Test cricket will be the first format that the left-handed legend will leave.
Since 2011, Warner appeared in 96 Tests amassing 7,817 runs with 24 tons and 34 half-centuries.
Australia have a jam-packed 2023 with a four-match Test tour of India and the Ashes series in England in the summer.
"Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off. Because that's how it will pan out. The T20 World Cup is in 2024, (one-day) World Cup next year.
Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket. But I love the white-ball game; it's amazing."
Warner maintained that he loves T20 cricket, and would want to continue till the 2024 T20 World Cup.