Shocking! This Australian Legend announced his retirement from ODI cricket

David Warner, the Australian cricket legend, has declared that he’s hanging up his boots from One Day International (ODI) and Test cricket. The 37-year-old had previously announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after the upcoming match against Pakistan. However, he surprised many by extending this farewell to ODI cricket as well.

Speaking to reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground, David Warner expressed his feelings about winning the World Cup in India, stating it was a huge achievement he had pondered over before. “I’m definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well,” he affirmed, emphasizing that clinching the World Cup in India was a monumental feat.

David Warner highlighted that retiring from these formats would pave the way for him to participate in various leagues worldwide and also allow the one-day team to progress.

Despite bidding adieu to ODI cricket, he left a door open for a potential return, expressing his willingness to play in the 2025 Champions Trophy if the team requires his services and if he’s in good form.

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His retirement from ODIs marks the end of an illustrious career that saw him accumulate 6932 runs at an impressive average of 45.30, including 22 centuries. In the history of Australian cricket, David Warner stands as the sixth-highest run scorer in ODIs, trailing only behind the legendary Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries. Ponting’s tally of 29 centuries in ODIs remains unmatched for an Australian player, although he played 205 more innings than Warner.

David Warner boasts a stellar record as a two-time World Cup winner, contributing significantly to Australia’s triumphs in 2015 and 2023. His performances in these tournaments were exceptional, showcasing his prowess with the bat. In 2015, he scored 345 runs in eight innings at an average of 49.28 and a strike rate of 120.20.

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Similarly, in 2023, he emerged as the top run scorer for Australia, amassing 535 runs in 11 matches at an average of 48.63 and a strike rate of 108.29, including two centuries and two half-centuries.

Unless there’s an unexpected comeback in the Champions Trophy, David Warner’s final appearance for Australia in ODIs was during the 2023 World Cup final against India in Ahmedabad. This marks the conclusion of a remarkable journey in one-day cricket for one of Australia’s cricketing icons.

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