Pakistan Test captain, Shan Masood, hon-ored David Warner’s retirement from Test cricket by presenting him with a special gift—a signed shirt by Babar Azam and the entire Pakistani team on Satur-day.
Warner bid farewell to Test cricket after his final match against Pakistan in Sydney, marking the end of an illustrious career.
In his 112th Test match, Warner, alongside childhood friend Usman Khawaja, shared an emotional hug at the boundary before commencing his final innings.
As a gesture of respect, the Pakistan team formed a guard of honor for Warner as he made his way onto the field for one last time.
Although Warner didn’t have the chance to finish the game with a match-winning performance, his contribution of 57 runs aided Australia in comforta-bly achieving a modest target of 130 runs.
This victory led Australia to sweep the series 3-0 against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
As Warner departed the field, a crowd of over 22,000 spectators at his beloved Sydney Cricket Ground rose to give him a final ovation, recognizing his remarkable cricket journey.
Warner’s incredible Test career spans 112 matches, amassing a total of 8,786 runs at an average of 44.59, including 26 centuries since his debut against New Zealand in 2011.
Expressing his gratitude after the match, Warner emotionally thanked his family, acknowledging their unwavering support throughout his career. He particularly praised his wife, Candice, for her sig-nificant role in his life and career.
“I owe credit to my parents for giving me a beautiful and great upbringing. My brother Steve, I followed in his footsteps. And then Candice [Warner’s wife] came along and sort of got me in line. We’ve had a beautiful family and I cherish every moment I get with them. I love them to death and I’m not going to keep carrying on because I’ll get too emotional.—AFP