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David Warner Retires: Southpaw one of the best Australia has ever seen

David Warner Retires: Southpaw one of the best Australia has ever seen

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David Warner Retires: The 37-year-old Warner has been Australia's one of the most successful batsman in the ODIs, and his records suggest so.

Ahead of his Test retirement, Australia’s David Warner has shocked the entire cricketing fraternity with his ODI retirement as well. In a shock announcement, Warner said, “I’ve got to give back to the family.” His retirement now leaves a big void in the Aussie setup, especially at the top of the order, with no real alternative.

In 159 ODI innings, Warner scored 6,932 runs, at an average of 45.30, in a career spanning close to 14 years. He made his debut against South Africa in 2009, and was part of the Aussie World Cup winning teams twice. But these numbers don’t do real justice to the impact he has had over the years.

David Warner Numbers, In a Nutshell

While many would call David Warner’s retirement call from ODIs, an unecessary one, but he is nothing short of a legend. He just sixth in the all-time list of highest run-getters for Australia in ODIs, closing in on 7000 runs. His average of 45 is only surpassed by Michael Bevan, in the top 10. His strike-rate of 97 is the best in the top 10 list, with Adam Gilchrist in the second place, at 96.

As far as the overall runs is concerned, across formats, Warner is second on the list, after Ricky Ponting. In 371 matches, Warner has 18,521 runs, behind Ponting’s 27,368 runs. He had recently surpassed Steve Waugh in the list, who has 18,496 career runs.

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