‘Missed the opportunity’: Ricky Ponting makes big statement on David Warner’s retirement | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: David Warner has been at the center of criticism for his long stretch of thinness for some time now, as the clamor of him snagging the boots has grown.
The left-handed hitter has already been kicked out of the current competition Border-Gavaskar Trophy after suffering a broken elbow and concussion in the second test.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes Warner had the brilliant opportunity to retire in front of his home crowd after hitting a double century in his 100th Test.
Aside from his challenging 200 against South Africa in December, the 36-year-old’s Test form has been poor, suggesting he could retire.
“…I thought the best time for Davey to retire, if he thought about it, was after the Sydney Test match here in Australia,” Ponting told the ICC Review program in an interview published on Sunday.
“He had just played his 100th Test in Melbourne, and he obviously got 200 in the first innings there. And stepping back in front of his home crowd is obviously how every player would like to end his career.
“Who knows now that this opportunity may not come again for Davey. It’s almost 12 months away.”
Australia’s victory over India in the third Test confirmed their place in the World Test Championship Finalwith Ponting saying Warner will likely get a spot in the squad for the final in June as well as the Ashes series in England.
“(Australia) have some very big decisions to make, leading to the Ashes as well,” added Ponting, who retired from international cricket in 2012.
“I don’t think that’s the end of David Warner, I think they’ll bring him back for that game. If he does well there then I think he’ll probably start the Ashes and see from there .”
(With Reuters entries)


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