The 37-year-old cricketer’s final one-day international (ODI) appearance was in the 50-over World Cup title clash last year. Additionally, his Test career concluded with a half-century in the Sydney Test against Pakistan in January.
Warner’s remarks indicate a recognition of the importance of succession planning and nurturing young talent within the Australian cricket setup.
As Warner bids farewell to international cricket on home soil, he emphasises the need for the team to look ahead and invest in the development of the next generation of players who will carry the torch forward.
Warner’s contributions to Australian cricket are significant, and his perspective on providing opportunities to younger players aligns with the broader strategy of building for the future.
“I’m well and truly done, it’s time for the youngsters to come through and show their talent,” Warner said after Australia’s 37-run loss to West Indies in the third T20I.
In his final innings on home soil, Warner put on a dazzling display, smashing 81 off 49 deliveries, which included an impressive 54 runs from boundaries.
Despite retiring from traditional formats earlier this year, Warner had announced his availability for T20Is and T20 leagues around the world. With an impressive T20I record of 3067 runs in 102 matches, Warner is part of the T20 squad set to tour New Zealand later this month.
Following that, he will participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before traveling to the United States and the West Indies for the T20 World Cup. This upcoming T20 World Cup marks the conclusion of Warner’s international T20 career, making it his last appearance in the shortest format for Australia.
“It was good to have a break and play the franchise stuff. I’ve got a lot of time off after the New Zealand series, to go to the IPL before we embark on a World Cup in the Caribbean,” he said.
“I’ve said I want to play the World Cup and finish there,” he said after the first T20I against the West Indies last week.”
Warner was instrumental in Australia’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2020, winning the Player of the Tournament.
(With PTI inputs)