Australian fans enter the SCG field to celebrate David Warner's Farewell test
David Warner | Pic: X

David Warner’s Farewell Test: Australia’s star opening batter, David Warner, has retired from the longest format of the game following the conclusion of the 3rd and final test match of the 3-match Test Series against Pakistan at the SCG.

The veteran received a standing ovation from his home crowd at the SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground), and the fans were even allowed to enter the SCG field to watch the post-match presentation. Fans came in large numbers in order to watch David Warner in Australian whites and him wearing his baggy green for one last time.

The Aussies whitewashed Pakistan by a margin of 3-0 in David Warner’s farewell test series. The former Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper made the fans happy as he managed to score his 37th half-century in his final Test inning.

The 37-year-old scored 57 runs from 75 balls in Australia’s 2nd inning as the Men in Yellow chased a target of 130 runs easily and won the 3rd test match by 8 wickets.

Post-the-conclusion of the 3rd test match, David Warner was very happy as he ended his Test Cricket career on a good note as Australia managed to win the 3-match Test Series against Pakistan comfortably.

“It’s a dream come true. You win by a margin of 3-0 and cap off what’s been a great 18 months to 2 years for the Australian Cricket Team. We managed to win the World Test Championship, retain the Ashes urn, and then win the 2023 ODI World Cup against India in India. To come here and win by a margin of 3-0 against Pakistan is an outstanding achievement. I am really proud to have played with a bunch of great cricketers throughout my career,” David Warner said in the post-match presentation.

The 37-year-old also praised Australia’s fast-bowling unit, emphasising the hard work they put in training. “These guys, they work their backsides off in the engine room—the three tall seamers (Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood) and Mitch Marsh—they work really hard in the gym and in the nets. Credit goes to them, the physios, and the coaching staff. They are outstanding. You look at them (Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood), and they are amazing. I am glad I don’t have to face them ever again in the nets, which I don’t do anyway, so that helps,” Warner added.

David Warner also announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals. But he even mentioned that he may participate in the 2025 Champions Trophy if the Australian team needs him. The 37-year-old ended his test career with 8786 runs in 112 test matches, and he finished his ODI career with 6932 runs in 161 matches.

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