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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 22:20 IST

David Warner drops another shocking bombshell, announces ODI retirement after test cricket farewell

David Warner has formally withdrawn from ODIs to play in T20 franchise leagues, but he will be readily accessible for the 2025 Champions Trophy if necessary.

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David Warner
David Warner celebrates after reaching his half century in the ODI World Cup | Image: AP
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David Warner has made yet another startling announcement in recent times. The star Aussie cricketer and all-format great is currently competing in his final test series against Pakistan and will be in action at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia. But Warner recently shook the cricket-verse and announced that he will step down from test and one-day international format as well. It is yet another bombshell, as the star cricketer appears to be at the pinnacle of his career and has emerged as a fan favourite.

3 Things you need to know

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  • David Warner is a star all-rounder cricket player from Australia
  • Warner is competing in the final test series of his cricket career
  • Warner also opened up on his status for the Champions Trophy

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David Warner announces shocking retirement from the ODI format amid Test farewell

As all-rounder David Warner will partake in the Australia vs Pakistan test match from January 3rd to 7th, which will be his final test catch, the star cricketer announced that he will be stepping down from the ODI format. While speaking to the reporters at the SCG, Warner said:

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"I'm definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well. That was something that I had said through the World Cup, get through that, and winning it in India, I think that's a massive achievement."

David Warner celebrates after reaching his sixth century in ODI World Cups | Image: AP

While Warner announced that he will step down from the ODI format, the all-rounder has kept the door open for the Champions League.

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"So I'll make that decision today, to retire from those forms, which does allow me to go and play some other leagues around the world and sort of get the one-day team moving forward a little bit. I know there's a Champions Trophy coming up. If I'm playing decent cricket in two years' time and I'm around, and they need someone, I'm going to be available."

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Will David Warner step down from the T20Is as well?

Warner capped off his ODI career with a World Cup win and probably had one of the grandest final matches ever. But the concern looms around his T20I career. 

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While David Warner will miss out on the international T20I matches, the star cricketer will compete in franchise cricket and play for the ILT20 with the Dubai Capitals. But he intends to keep playing under the Twenty-20 format until at least the World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States in June.

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 06:58 IST

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