In the lead-up to Australia’s four-Test series in India, veteran opener David Warner admitted to feeling exhausted following a hectic summer. The lefty batsman thought he could have used a night off rather than attend the Cricket Australia awards.
Warner started the season by participating in all five Tests in the summer after playing in the white-ball series against Zimbabwe, England, and New Zealand in August. When he came back to the Big Bash League, he played in six games for the Sydney Thunder (BBL).
Warner told reporters that the team’s schedule isn’t in their favour and that he has to rest up since there might be a long stretch before the summer.
In an interview with Perth Now, he made the following remarks:
“It’s been challenging. I’m quite tired and exhausted. There are a few guys who have gone to the UAE League but aren’t going to the Cricket Australia awards. From my perspective, that would’ve been nice to have had another night at home.
But it is what it is. It’s going to be a long lead-in to our summer. From a personal point of view, I’m going to have to try and work out how to stay nice and fresh.”
As the tour of India approaches, the New South Wales cricketer is still under fire due to his low batting average of 24. The southpaw’s recent hundred against South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground was his lone significant knock (MCG).
The 36-year-old, who had a disappointing BBL season with the Sydney Thunder, plans to rest up in order to bounce back stronger the next year. With a strike rate of 108.79 and an average of 19.80, the devastating opener only scored 99 runs in six games.
Simply going to have his career done in India if he going to say that. https://t.co/b73bdNRz1P
— コン・ドゥ・グエン (@CongDuNguyen1) January 28, 2023
Ruk jaa. Ruk jaa. Ek baar bgt chalu hone do phir dekhna kya challenging hota hain. They would literally be playing non stop cricket tilll next year t20 wc without any break in any place https://t.co/aRHhFEMilx
— A (@SQD05) January 28, 2023
The excuses have already started 😂😂😂 https://t.co/PYAOIwcuTc
— Aryan Bakshi (@bindia200) January 28, 2023
now indian summer will be more difficult for you mate
— Yash. (@CricFreakYash) January 28, 2023
He's tired cause he's simply not good enough to bat in difficult conditons. Already come up with ready made excuses
— Troll cricket unlimitedd (@TUnlimitedd) January 28, 2023
Bro did nothing and says he is tired 😭😭
— Thecricketprince195 (@Thecricketprin1) January 28, 2023
Don't want excuses ahead of BGT
— Sky63Goat (@SandeshHiremat9) January 28, 2023
Everyone's getting older 😕😊
— 𓆩𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗝𝗨𓆪 (@Swagger_babu) January 28, 2023