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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 14:50 IST

'It will change... You won't see that aggression, sledging': Warner outlines his coaching ambitions

David Warner has opened up on his eagerness to take up a coaching role after officially retiring from the Test and ODI format. He also opens up on sledging.

Pavitra Shome
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Australia's David Warner takes to the field to bat in his final test before retiring, on the fourth day of their cricket test match against Pakistan in Sydney | Image: AP
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David Warner has capped off his Test and ODI International career with an absolute banger of a win. While he won the ODI World Cup final, the Aussie opener won the last Test match of his career and hit a heroic half-century against Pakistan. While Warner is still active in the T20Is and franchise cricket, the southpaw is already considering taking up a new role in the realm of cricket, most notably a coaching job.

3 things you need to know

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  • David Warner competed in his last test series of his career against Pakistan
  • Warner competed in his final Test match at the SCG
  • The southpaw opened up on taking up new ambitions after retiring from ODIs and Tests.  

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David Warner cites his interest in taking up a coaching job

Aussie batting great David Warner has opened up on becoming a coach after coming off his final test at the SCG. Since he has announced his retirement from two crucial formats of the game, he could take up the job to coach the new talent. While speaking to FOX Cricket, Warner said:

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“Yeah, I’ve got ambitions later down the track to potentially coach."

"I’ll have to speak with the wife first to see if I’m allowed a few more days away,” Warner added.

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Warner opens on sledging in cricket, claims the art will diminish soon

The Australian Cricket Team might be one of the finest squads, but they also excelled in the art of sledging. The technique was used to get their opponents off-track, which often got them dismissed. But due to the rise of franchise T20 leagues, the Aussie Icon claimed that sledging may get lost, and there won't be the same old aggression in cricket again.

“I don’t think you’ll see that kind of sledging or anything like that anymore. I think it’ll be just like a bit of laughter, a bit of banter, like me and Shaheen Shah Afridi (in the Test against Pakistan).”

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“I think that’s probably the way forward. I don’t think you’ll see that old aggression again," Warner said.

“It will change. In five, ten years’ time, if I am coaching, I think the whole dynamic will be changing, and it’ll be more about cricket specifics and how you’re winning games, and not about how you get on the skin of batsmen when you’re out there.”

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Warner amassed 8786 runs at an average of 44.59 during his Test career, with 26 hundreds and 37 fifties. In Test history, he ranks as Australia's fifth-highest run-scorer.

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 07:07 IST

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