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David Warner’s 5 major controversies: Announces retirement from ODI Cricket.

David Warner has been a phenomenal cricketer across all formats, contributing significantly to Australia’s success. Andrew McDonald’s acknowledgment of Warner as the greatest all-three format player for Australia reflects his impact on the game.

Warner’s last Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground marks the conclusion of his outstanding career as a prolific Test opener.

David Warner celebrating his Century.
Australia’s David Warner celebrates his century during the 26th match of the 2019 World Cup between Australia and Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on June 20, 2019.

David Warner vs Quinton de Kock

In 2013, the ICC charged David Warner and Quinton de Kock after a heated off-field altercation during the Durban test. CCTV footage recorded their intense exchange in the players’ tunnel at Kingsmead. Warner was fined 75% of his match fee, while De Kock received a 25% fine due to this incident.

Ball Tampering Controversy

During the third Test match between Australia and South Africa in Cape Town in March 2018, Warner was involved in a highly publicized ball-tampering controversy. Cricket Australia specifically handed Warner a 12-month ban from international and domestic cricket as a consequence. This incident had far-reaching consequences, leading to substantial public outcry and reshaping Australia’s cricketing landscape, particularly regarding ethical conduct and fair play in the sport.

A swing punch on Joe Root

In June 2013, at the ICC Champions Trophy, David Warner allegedly punched England’s Joe Root at a Birmingham bar during an argument over a fancy dress wig, leading to an altercation.

As a consequence of his actions, Warner’s subsequent removal from Australia’s squad for the remainder of the Champions Trophy occurred. He pleaded guilty to breaching “Unbecoming Behaviour” rules and received a fine of 11,500 Australian dollars.

Ranting on Threads

Warner’s anger stemmed from a newspaper using a picture of him alongside an article on corruption in the IPL written by Robert Craddock. Warner attacked another journalist, Malcolm Conn, when he intervened to support his colleague. Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday that they fined Warner A$5,750 (3707.5 pounds) for his outburst against the two journalists, constituting the maximum financial penalty for a first offense.

One-game suspended Ban for skipping match to enjoy horse race.

In October 2013, David Warner skipped playing for his Sydney Grade Cricket club to attend a horse race. Cricket New South Wales promptly issued a reprimand in response to his absence. Cricket New South Wales’ head, Andrew Jones, urged Warner to align with expectations and collaborate closely for his development.

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