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“Opportunities Might Not Come…”: Ricky Ponting Warns Australia Star




Australia legend Ricky Ponting feels that David Warner missed the chance to retire from Test cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground earlier this year but believes that the opener is capable of making a comeback in this format. ready for. Warner’s Test future is in doubt as he had to return to Australia after suffering an injury and fracturing his elbow after the second Test in Delhi. His Test form from 2022 onwards has been a growing concern. In 14 matches, Warner has scored just 607 runs at 26.39 including a double century in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.

Despite this, Ponting believes that the opener will make a comeback in the team that sealed its ticket to the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 final with a nine-wicket win against India in Indore and soon after There is also the Ashes series after.

“I think they would definitely want him to play in the World Test Championship match. He has got some big decisions to make going into the Ashes.” [in England] Too. Like some selection issues they were coming to India. “He’ll probably have similar things to think about when he gets to the UK because David’s record in the UK isn’t as strong as some of the other places around the world,” Ponting said on the ICC review.

“But I don’t think it’s the end of David Warner, I think they’ll bring him back for that one game. If he does well there, I think he’ll probably start the Ashes and see from there.” ” They said. Added.

At 36, Warner is in the twilight of his career and Ponting, who has admitted in the past that he made his career longer than it should have, perhaps best understands what Warner’s replacement is. like to be

In fact, Ponting believes Warner’s best opportunity for a fitting Test retirement has already passed.

“Look, I was on the radio a few days ago, back here in Australia, and I thought the best time for Davy to retire if he was thinking about it, here in Australia was after the Sydney Test match. He Ponting “I’ve just played my 100th Test in Melbourne and apparently scored 200 in the first innings. And bowing out in front of my home crowd is definitely the way every player would want to end their career,” he said.

The former Australian captain said, “Who knows if that opportunity might not come again for Davy, you know. It’s about 12 months away.”

Ponting hopes Warner can rediscover his form and give enough life to curtail his career on his own terms.

“Look, I would love it if he could do that. It would be great if he could do that, finish in front of his home crowd. But for that to happen, he would have to play really well between now and then.” , And in my heart of hearts, I hope that’s the case. I think he deserves to end his career the way he wants to. Shouldn’t be dropped or tapped on the shoulder in the middle of an overseas tour and should be his so I hope he can find himself to score plenty of runs between now and next summer. If he does that, then next summer could be the ideal opportunity for him,” he concluded.

Warner will captain the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was named the captain for the 16th season of IPL for Delhi Capitals after regular skipper Rishabh Pant was ruled out following his horrific car accident.

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