David Warner, who would be back and try to get in form for Australia, has stated his stand on the sledging instances. He has his days in international cricket numbered since he ages 34 and will take calculated risks only and try to ignore any sledging. The mega limited over series between India and Australia is all set to commence with 3 ODIs and as many T20Is on November 27.
Players will not be leaving any stone unturned to grab the spotlight. Also, it is a known fact that sledging contests between India and Australia are an age-old fashion, and fans will keep witnessing it in bits and pieces.
David Warner Recently Turned 34 So His Days Are Numbered Internationally And Will Try Not To Engage Sledging But Ignore It
David Warner believes that his ‘days are numbered’ in the international arena, and he is looking forward to an approach that keeps his aggression in check. He believes that he should focus on his cricket rather than engaging in unnecessary things like sledging on the field.
“I’ve just recently turned 34,so my days are numbered, when you’re in the 30s.There’s obviously a risk element, but there’s obviously a cricket smarts element to it as well. I’ll always draw from that mate. To try and get engaged, that’s the way they like to play as well.”
“We’re learning over time, trying not to engage in that. Probably try and reversing the effect by trying and ignoring it, trying to take it on board and using it against them by using your bat,” stated David Warner in a press conference felicitated by Sony.
He was firm enough to say that he would simply ignore if Indian players will initiate to sledge him during the upcoming big event consisting of 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 Tests. He also threw light on his evolution as a batsman in the last few years.
David Warner Made Sure Batting As Much Possible At A Good Strike Rate
David Warner further added that sledging impacts the rest of the team as well, and players start losing their focus. He would rather focus on maintaining his strike-rate in the limited-overs series. He believes that over the last one year, he has worked hard to stay disciplined, and since he is in his 30 years age bracket, he would like to take some calculated risks only.
“For me, it’s about making sure that I am batting as much as I can and at a good strike-rate as well. I think last year was probably the most disciplined I’ve batted in Test match cricket as well,” he concluded.
David Warner was the 3rd leading run-scorer with 548 runs in 16 games averaging 39.14 with four fifties in IPL 2020. He debuted in 2009 in limited-overs and 2011 in tests and played 84 Tests where he scored 7244 runs averaging 44.94. In 126 ODIs he averages 44.94, and he has played 81 T20Is too.