David Warner was seen smiling broadly after a long time when he was bowled against in a T20, his debut for Global Canada T20. He was handed one year ban on account of the ball-tampering scandal in the test match against South Africa.
However, this ban does not come into consideration for Global Canada T20 where his other teammate, who was also handed one year ban on same grounds, performed well for Toronto Nationals. But Warner made an early exit after facing two balls. Steven Smith slammed 61 runs in that game. However, Warner, the 31-year old batsman was not overstretched about his performance in the game after a long time. Warner represented Winnipeg Hawks in this game.
Speaking to the media after the game, he said “It’s good to be on the field, a smile on my face, [alongside] a bunch of guys I haven’t played much cricket with,”
“These tournaments are exciting.
“It’s [about] getting back into the rhythm of cricket again, making sure I’m putting my best foot forward in this tournament, making sure I’m putting 100 per cent effort all the time, giving advice to the guys who don’t get an opportunity to play on a big stage, and just to compete.
“It’s been a long three months for myself, thinking I won’t be here [playing cricket]. It’s a good opportunity. I’m excited.” He expressed his excitement on returning to cricket activities after three long months.
Earlier, on account of the ball tampering scandals, he lost the opportunity of getting lucrative remuneration by playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018 and Steven Smith lost the chance to lead the team of Rajasthan Royals. Their another teammate, Bancroft was also handed a nine-month ban regarding the ball tampering issue.