Australia’s superstar batter David Warner has opened up on his desire to retire from Test cricket after the New Year’s Test match against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On Saturday, Warner stunned everyone as he announced that the Test series against Pakistan in January 2024 can be his final outing in red-ball cricket.
WTC Final: David Warner Announces His Retirement Date
Speaking to reporters ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against India starting June 7, Warner said that he wants to play his final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Pakistan next year against Pakistan.
As per cricket.com.au, Warner told reporters: “You’ve got to score runs,”
He added: “I’ve always said the  World Cup would probably be my final game. I probably owe it to myself and my family — if I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia — I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series. If I can get through this [WTC final and Ashes] and make the Pakistan series I will definitely finish up then,”
When it comes to taking retirement from International cricket as a whole, Warner hinted at the 2024 World Cup being his final outing. However, he will be playing cricket around the world.
Meanwhile, Warner is all set to play in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against India to be played from June 7 at the Kennington Oval in London. Following this, Warner will take part in the Ashes, which starts in the middle of June. Australia will be seen playing in a three-match Test series against Pakistan from Thursday, December 14.
David Warner has featured in 103 Test matches thus far, amassing 8158 runs at an average of 45.57 with 25 hundred and 34 fifties to show for his efforts.