David Warner’s journal entries reveal that he struggled so much on the subcontinent that he vowed he would NEVER return
David Warner’s emotional journal entries reveal that he struggled so much on the subcontinent tour that he vowed he would NEVER return
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Australia batsman David Warner has opened up about his struggles while playing on the subcontinent throughout his career.
We’re talking about the second season of the Amazon documentary series The examsays the 36-year-old he has long wanted to be a dominant force in Asia but has not delivered.
Warner, who has played 101 Tests for Australia, also reveals he keeps a diary so he can look back on the ups and downs of his career.
And for whatever reason, when it comes to the club against countries like India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh abroad, runs have not flown.
An August 27, 2017 editing diary entry reads, “I’m done. One more game and never travel the subcontinent again.
David Warner has laid bare his struggles while playing on the subcontinent throughout his career
While he was a prolific run scorer in Australia, that can’t be said when Warner progresses to the kink on the subcontinent at the Test level
“Too much stress in my head that I don’t need.”
It followed that Warner missed only eight times in the first game against Bangladesh Test at Chattogram in 2017.
On a previous tour to Sri Lanka, an outspoken warner labeled his punches ‘f**king s**t’.
“Memories were terrible,” he recalled. “I was hit from both sides of the racquet with the spinning ball.”
The opener’s critics have often pointed out that he appears to only be scoring his runs in Australia, where he averages an impressive 58.39.
He was at his best in last year’s Boxing Day Test, battling extreme heat and exhaustion to win against South Africa at the MCG 200.
The father of three has often publicly thanked his wife Candice for her continued support
‘The Bull’ was later named Player of the Series.
Conversely, his struggles in England – notably against paceman Stuart Broad in a number of Ashes series – have at times threatened Warner’s spot in the Aussie XI.
A real lack of depth at the top of the order for Australia has often worked in Warner’s favour.
Warner, who only averages 32.78 with the racquet in overseas friendly matches, emerges again as a key figure when Australia take on Virat Kohli and his team-mates in a series of four Tests from February 9th.
Significantly, Warner in India averages just 24.25, with a top score of 71.
It’s a far cry from the 19 centuries he’s blasted at home since his 2011 Test debut.
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