David Warner confirms ODI retirement

David Warner has declared he will quit ODI cricket in addition to his intention to retire from Test cricket. On New Year’s Day morning, the two-time Cricket World Cup winner revealed the news. In the middle format, the left-handed starter amassed 6932 runs at 45.30 with a strike percentage of 97.26.

Warner, who frequently steps up in international competitions, finishes with 1527 World Cup runs at an average of 56.55, which is faster than a run per ball. On the all-time World Cup run total, only five men’s batters—including fellow countryman Ricky Ponting (1743)—are taller than him.

David Warner

Warner stated, “I have to give back to the family,” at the announcement.

“That (ODI retirement) was something I had said through the World Cup, get through that and winning that in India is a massive achievement.”Warner’s statement did come with a disclaimer, though, as the seasoned player was willing to return for the 2025 Champions Trophy if necessary.

“I am aware that the Champions Trophy is approaching, and if I am still playing well enough cricket in two years, I will be available to help them out.”

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