Following Australia’s withdrawal from the T20 World Cup, David Warner retires from international cricket

David Warner, renowned as one of the greatest hitters in cricket history, faced a disappointing end to his international career. Australia was eliminated in the Super 8 stage and failed to advance to the T20 World Cup 2024 semi-finals. Australia needed Bangladesh to defeat Afghanistan in Monday’s final Super 8 game in order to advance further in the competition. Even though they came close, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, and other players performed admirably at crucial moments to assist the Australians knock the Bangla Tigers from the competition.

Australia’s early exit from the competition served as additional confirmation of Warner’s worldwide departure. It has already been announced that Australia’s opening batter, who will play in the USA and the West Indies in his final T20 World Cup, will retire.

Warner ended his international career in phases, playing his final One-Day International (ODI) during Australia’s successful 2023 campaign in India, his final Test against Pakistan in early 2024, and his final Test match against Pakistan in early 2024. Warner hinted at a possible return for the Champions Trophy next year, but it seems unlikely.

He proved his brilliance to the world on his T20I debut against South Africa, scoring an incredible 89 off 43 balls. He became the third Australian to score 100 in all three game forms with his 3277 runs in 110 games, which included a century against Pakistan in 2019. He also scored 28 half-centuries.

Apart from playing for his country, he has had a successful career as a franchise T20 player, particularly in the IPL. Only the fourth batsman in T20 history to surpass 10,000 runs was him in 2021.

Australia said, “I put my arm around him.” Recounted by Ricky Ponting on ICC’s Digital Daily program. “I told them, ‘Just take a moment tonight to sit back by yourself and think back on Australia’s incredible career in all three formats.'”

“We are aware that David Warner retired from test cricket in the summer, but it’s difficult to find someone who has had as much of an influence on Australian cricket’s three formats as David Warner.

“Having had the chance to coach him in the Indian Premier League and play alongside him over the past few years, I genuinely enjoy his company. His accomplishments should make him very proud.”

Josh Hazlewood, the bowler, also brought up Warner’s exit from international cricket following Australia’s Super 8s defeat against India.

Hazelwood had expressed following the team’s defeat to India, “We’ll definitely miss him around the group, out in the field and off field.”

“A great career across all formats. With Test, ODI, and now T20 cricket, it has been a slow burn. Thus, we’ve adjusted to his absence somewhat, but losing a guy who’s been there for so long always makes things different.”