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David Warner Bids Farewell to Test Cricket

David Warner’s Final Test Appearance

David Warner marked the end of his illustrious 12-year Test career on Saturday. In his last inning against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Warner played a crucial role in Australia’s victory. His 57 runs in the second inning propelled Australia towards an 8-wicket win, sealing a 3-0 series whitewash against Pakistan.

A Memorable Exit

In what became his final Test innings, Pakistan’s Sajid Khan dismissed Warner. The delivery, which caught Warner on the back thigh, initially saw the umpire dismiss the appeal. However, a successful DRS call by Pakistan revealed three reds, signaling the end of Warner’s innings. As Warner departed, Pakistani players congratulated him, acknowledging his remarkable career.

Emotional Farewell at SCG

Leaving the field, Warner’s emotions were evident. He kissed his helmet and raised his hands, acknowledging the applause from the home crowd. At the boundary line, he shared a heartfelt hug with teammate Steve Smith. Climbing the stairs to the dressing room, Warner gifted his helmet and batting gloves to a young fan, a gesture symbolising the end of an era.

Warner’s Test Legacy

Warner’s Test career concludes with an impressive record: 8,786 runs from 112 matches, averaging 44.60 and striking at 70.20. His career featured 26 centuries and 37 fifties. Apart from his batting prowess, Warner was also a skilled slip fielder, taking 91 catches.

Warner Reflects on His Journey

Post-match, Warner reflected on his journey, expressing pride in being part of a successful Australian team. He praised his teammates for their dedication and hard work, culminating in the recent 3-0 victory against Pakistan. For Warner, this win was not just a personal milestone but a testament to the collective strength of the Australian cricket team.

“To come here in front of my home crowd and the support they have shown me and the team over the last decade of my career, I can’t thank them enough,” he added.



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