“The thing that kept me going was my wife and kids” – David Warner


Australian star opener David Warner gives all the credit to his wife Candice Warner to keep him fit and inflamed after the match against Pakistan yesterday on June 12 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

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David Warner celebrates his century against Pakistan in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at The County Ground on June 12, 2019 in Taunton, England

“The thing that kept me going was my wife and the kids,” Warner said.

“Got incredible help at home, my family. Furthermore, my better half is only, she’s simply my stone. She’s unfathomable. She’s determined, disciplined, sacrificial.

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“What’s more, I hold a great deal of credit to her. She’s a strong lady. What’s more, she got me up a lot in those kind of initial 12 weeks, and got me back running and preparing hard as I could, and arranged for different formats of the game I was playing.”

“So it was simply to keep up my dimension of fitness and simply diligent work. What’s more, she truly nailed that into me,” he added.

The top-order batsman scored his first international century yesterday after his comeback to the national team following his 1-year ban for Newlands ball-tampering scandal. Warner scored 107 runs off 111 balls with 11 fours and one six against Pakistan that helped his team to secure the comfortable 41-run win against the Men in Green.

Asking about the uncertainty that he might never get an opportunity to score a century for his national team he said, “Yes, Obviously. There was always that going through my mind. Also, I imagine that is the thing that drove me to continue being as fit as possible, continue scoring as many runs as I can in the Twenty20 competitions that I was playing in.”

Warner also said that he always awaited when he would come back again to the international cricket and he’s in the best position now to come back to international cricket.

“Furthermore, I thoroughly consider going those tough times and kind of regrouping with myself to place myself in the best position to come back to international cricket, I did all that I could. I extremely knuckled down and prepared my rear off.

“What’s more, I’m just grateful for this chance. I’m simply truly anticipating what’s coming in front of us here in the World Cup.

Pumped to be back, and the boys are ablaze here. We have an extraordinary group harmony, a great deal of smiles on the faces as should be obvious in a ton of the training sessions and out in the field. In this way, look, I’m pumped,” the 32-year old Australian star said.

Warner has been in superb form since his return to the international cricket. He’s currently the second highest run-scorer in this World Cup with 255 runs at the average of 85.00 and just behind five runs from Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

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