Ricky Ponting: David Warner missed the best chance to retire

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David Warner, who has been facing criticism for his poor form, has been ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to a fractured elbow and a concussion. Many have been calling for him to retire. Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, believes that Warner had a chance to retire on a high note by scoring a double-century in his 100th Test in front of his home crowd.

Speculation about retirement has surrounded the 36-year-old cricketer due to his poor Test form, except for his 200 against South Africa in December, which was a defiant innings.

Ponting said:

“… I thought the absolute best time for Davey to retire, if he was thinking about it at all, was after the Sydney Test match here in Australia,” Ponting told the ICC Review programme in an interview published on Sunday. He’d just played his 100th Test in Melbourne, and obviously got 200 in the first innings down there. And to bow out in front of his home crowd is obviously the way that every player would like to finish their careers.”


Ricky Ponting, the ex-captain of the Australian cricket team, appears to be unperturbed by Kohli’s form, stating that “champion players always find a way” to recover.

“For Kohli, I have said that over and over, champion players always find a way. He might be in a bit of a drought at the moment, might be not scoring runs which we all expect him to score but he is a realist as well. When you are a batsman and your are struggling and not scoring runs, you are pretty aware of that yourself. I am not concerned about this because I am confident he will bounce back,”

Ricky further said, on ICC Review.

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