After Australia’s most recent home Test in Sydney, according to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, Aussie opener David Warner should have given up the longest version of the game. Given that the southpaw hasn’t performed at his peak with the bat since 2022, there are doubts over his Test future. The veteran has only amassed 607 runs—including his double-century hit against South Africa in the Christmas Day Test—in 14 games at a pitiful average of 26.39.
Warner just returned home after playing in the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test in Delhi because to an injury. Since then, there have been rumours that he might not be able to join Australia’s Ashes team for their June trip of England. Warner said last year he mightafter the Ashes, stop playing in Tests.
However, Ricky Ponting stated at the ICC Review that the brash Australian opener will return to the Australian team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
They must make some extremely important choices before the Ashes [in England] as well. comparable to some of the selection challenges they had when moving to India. When they arrive in the UK, they’ll likely be considering similar issues because David’s track record there isn’t as impressive as it is in some other countries.
The ideal time for Warner’s retirement has already gone, according to Ponting, who will serve as his coach for the Delhi Capitals for the upcoming IPL 2023.
The absolute optimum time for Davey (Warner) to retire, if he was considering it at all, was after the Sydney Test match here in Australia, according to Ponting, who was speaking on the radio a couple of days ago.
He recently played his 100th Test in Melbourne, when he undoubtedly scored 200 in the opening innings. And it goes without saying that every athlete would prefer to complete their career in front of his or her home fans.careers. Who knows? He might not have another chance like that, you know. That will be here in just over a year, he continued.
The former Australian stalwart is also looking forward to Warner’s comeback and how it will end his Test career.
Well Id really love for him to that. If he could achieve that and finish in front of his home audience, that would be appropriate. But for that to happen, he’ll need to play exceptionally well between now and then. And that’s what I sincerely hope will happen,” Ponting said.
my opinion his career should end the way he wants it. To be dropped or tapped on the shoulder, but not quiteand having his career end that way in the midst of an international tour. I only hope he can find it in himself to run in many of runs from now until next summer. If so, then the summer after this one might be the best chance for him,” he said.