‘No, It Won’t Be His Last Test’

Australia batting stalwart David Warner has not thought about retiring from Test cricket, as per his agent. Warner got out without scoring and then scored three runs in the first Test against South Africa at Brisbane. However, the kangaroo won six wickets in just two days.

The last time when Warner got a Test century was back in January 2020. Warner agent James Erskine specified that Australia’s opener will not quit Test cricket now.

“No, it won’t be his last Test, I don’t think. It’s news to me if that’s the case,” Erskine was quoted talking to Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday.

The left-hander is on the verge of becoming the  14th Australian to play the 100-Tests if at all he plays in the Boxing Day Test.

“I personally think there’s runs around the corner for him. We’ll just see what happens. The big thing from Davey’s (Warner) point of view is that he has three young children.

“If your basic situation is you have got to be away for nine months, or eight months of the year, it is brutal. That will be the decision, I think, depending on how he ends up.

“He has lots of other interests other than cricket – but there has been no talk about that (retirement),” added Erskine.

“He has had a couple of brutal balls (from Rabada). At the end of the day, everyone goes through these quiet spells. You have got to take his career across the board,” Erskine said.

“If you talk to all the great players out there, they say he is a great player. We’ll just have to see if he bounces back in Melbourne. He is a pretty tough nut, old David. I don’t think that (run drought) necessarily worries him,” Erskine added.