David Warner has no plans to retire from Test cricket, says his agent | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Australian drummer David Warner has no intention of retiring test crickethis agent said following calls from some former players that the cricketer was reviewing his stance.
Warner was out for the duck and scored three in the first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, which the hosts won by six wickets in two days. He last scored in a Test century in January 2020 and before the first Test against the Proteas he had scored 5, 48, 21 and 28 in all four legs this summer.
But Warner’s agent James Erskine said he did not believe the fly-half would leave Test cricket at the end of the three-Test series against Proteas in Sydney.
“No, it won’t be his last test, I don’t think. It’s news to me if it does,” Erskine told the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday.
Erskine added that Warner had his sights set on the India tour and the 2023 Ashes in England.
Warner will become the 14th Australian to reach the 100 Test milestone when he contests the Boxing Day Test. His average in 10 Tests this year is below 21, but Erskine felt the races are right around the corner for the 36-year-old.
“I personally think there are races around the corner for him. We’ll just see what happens. The big thing from Davey’s (Warner) perspective is that he has three young children.
“If your basic situation is that you have to be out for nine months or eight months of the year, it’s brutal. It will be the decision, I think, depending on how it ends.
“He has a lot of interests other than cricket – but there hasn’t been any discussion about it (retirement),” Erskine added.
Erskine felt Warner was knocked out by some good deliveries from South African bowler Kagiso Rabada in the first Test in Brisbane.
“He had a few rough balls (from Rabada). At the end of the day, everyone goes through these periods of calm. You have to lead his career at all levels,” Erskine said.
“If you talk to all the great players, they say he’s a great player. We’ll just have to see if he bounces back in Melbourne. He’s a badass, old David. I don’t think (drought ) necessarily worries him,” Erskine added.
Former Australian all-rounder Simon O’Donnell had recently said that Warner was no longer the Test player he was until about two years ago and that the stalwart might have to retire at the end of the Sydney test.


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