David Warner open to playing in Champions Trophy 2025 after announcing Australia retirement

On Monday, July 8, David Warner, the Australian opening batsman, announced that he is open to playing in the Champions Trophy 2025 if the selectors pick him in the squad. The 37-year-old, who was believed to have retired from international cricket after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2024 recently, took to his official Instagram account to reveal his future plans in cricket.

Notably, David Warner’s last ODI match was the final of the World Cup against India in 2023, which Australia went on to win at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Shortly after, at the start of 2024, the left-handed batter officially retired from the Test format during the Sydney Test against Pakistan.

During the T20 World Cup 2024 last month, David Warner made his final T20I appearance against India in the Super 8, which Australia ended up losing, following which they exited the tournament. In the immediate aftermath, he shared an Instagram story with Jake Fraser-McGurk, telling him to take over the reigns from him in the T20I format for Australia.

Now, in his latest Instagram post, David Warner spoke about how his days in the Australian colours are over while keeping the door open for Champions Trophy 2025. He wrote, “Chapter closed!! It’s been an unbelievable experience to play at the highest level for such a long period. Australia was my team. The majority of my career was at the international level. It’s been an honour to be able to do this. 100+ games in all formats is my highlight.”

“I want to say thanks to everyone out there who has made this possible. My wife and my girls, who sacrificed so much, thank you for all your support. No person will ever know what we’ve been through. For all the cricket fans out there, I truly hope I have entertained you and changed cricket, especially tests, in a way where we scored a bit faster than others. We cannot do what we love without the fans, so thanks,” he added.

“I will continue to play franchise cricket for a while, and I am also open to playing for Aus in the Champions trophy if selected. To the players and staff, thanks for putting up with me. No more WhatsApp junk, your ears are now going to be free of my voice. This team has had unbelievable success the last few years and long may this continue. Pat Cummins, Andrew old Mac, and staff have got this,” David Warner concluded.

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