Australia’s David Warner has announced his retirement from ODI cricket. After Australia’s next Test match against Pakistan in Sydney, the 37-year-old had previously said that he would be ending his Test career, however, Warner later announced that he will also be hanging up his boots in ODI cricket. The opener, however, has stated that he is going to be available to be selected for the Champions Trophy in 2025.
Warner stated that winning the World Cup in India this year was an incredible achievement and this was something he had thought about earlier as well. “I’m definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well,” he said to the reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. He added, “That was something that I had said through the World Cup, get through that, and winning it in India, I think that’s a massive achievement.”
He also added, “So I’ll make that decision today, to retire from those forms, which does allow me to go and play some other leagues around the world and sort of get the one-day team moving forward a little bit. I know there’s a Champions Trophy coming up. If I’m playing decent cricket in two years’ time and I’m around and they need someone, I’m going to be available.”
If Warner does not play in the Champions Trophy, he will retire with 6932 runs at an average of 45.30 with 22 centuries.