It feels like we never left: Smith and Warner
The experienced Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner stepped into Australia’s dressing room for the first time since their 12-month ban started.
It’s now only 10 days remaining for the bans to end for Smith and Warner. The duo has already stepped into the Australia’s dressing room and had series of meetings in Dubai before heading to the IPL.
Warner and Smith’s ban will end exactly on March 29. They spent more than 24 hours with the one-day squad before heading to India where they will participate in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Meanwhile, Warner addressed the media and said the Australian side welcomed them with ‘open arms.’
“It’s been awesome, like we didn’t really leave. The boys have been really accepting of us coming in with open arms and a lot of big hugs and cuddles. It’s good to see the spirit they are in after a great series win in India.”
“Making sure that we are aligned with the team values moving forward, we’ve been out for 12 months there’s obviously been a big change which is great and it’s about accepting that and playing what our role should be in the team moving forward,” he added.
On the other side, the former Aussie skipper Smith said it feels good to be back among the group.
“It’s been great to be back around the group, they’ve been really welcoming again and it’s almost like we never left so everything is on the right track.”
“It’s just been going through the values that are instilled in the team at the moment, making sure we are on the right path looking forward to what’s coming up – a huge World Cup and an Ashes series, it’s a pretty exciting time ahead for the team so just making sure everyone is heading in the same direction. It’s been very beneficial and really good,” he concluded.