'Probably wouldn't have done that': David Warner regrets rushing back to face India

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Mar 03, 2021, 01:14 PM(IST)

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Warner was struck by the injury during the second ODI match against India and was ruled out of the first two matches of the four-match Test series.

Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday admitted that it was a wrong decision to rush himself back to face India in the Test series after sustaining a groin injury. 

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Warner was struck by the injury during the second ODI match against India and was ruled out of the first two matches of the four-match Test series last November. However, Warner was brought back to playing XI for the third match when the series was levelled at 1-1. 

"It put me back a little bit. Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn't have done that. If I'm thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no. I've had this time to heal and obviously with South Africa being called off, it gave me a bit more time to get that strength work done," Warner was quoted as saying by AAP.

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Warner was visibly in discomfort during the third and fourth match and struggled to run between the wickets. The Aussie opener scored 5, 13, 1 and 48 in the remaining two matches. 

However, the 34-year-old still remains one of the best batsmen in the Australian lineup and could play a key role in the upcoming T20 world cups (back-to-back tournaments). He will also be a part of the 2023 World Cup in India. 

"We've got a good opportunity to play that (2023 World Cup) and win in India. The core team there, with the age group as well, it's probably going to be the last for a few of us. Then obviously it's a given you just have to call it time unless you're going to play until you are 41. From a Test cricket point of view, I'd love to play as long as I can," he said.

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