Australian cricket team opener David Warner arrived at the Sydney airport along with his wife and two kids, in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the cricketing world. Warner and his family were soon surrounded by the media horde but the embattled cricketer only briefed them about his situation and promised to be in front of them in a couple of days. It was later announced that Warner will be addressing a press conference in Sydney on Friday. The Aussie opener is believed to have orchestrated the whole plan and it was his equation with skipper Steve Smith that made the latter didn’t even question him on the conversation with junior Cameron Bancroft during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. What happened later got all three in the line of fire.
“As you can understand, it has been a tough, emotional time for my wife and kids,” he said as one media person a asked him on Thursday evening (India time) if he knew that the head coach Darren Lehmann had just resigned in South Africa.
Without dwelling on the questions, Warner kept it simple and said “At the present time, you’ll hear from me in a couple of days.”
With his wife and two children around, the left-handed opening batsman clarified that his priority is to get his kids some rest and clear up his own mind before answering media questions.
“At the moment, my priority is to get these kids in bed, and rest up and get my mind a bit clear so I can think, and talk in a couple of days. Thanks guys,” he wrapped up.
The 31-year-old, who also saw Kane Williamson being named as the captain of his Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, had earlier released a statement on social media admitting that he mistakes have been made by him and he takes full responsibility of it.
Here’s David Warner’s Social Media apology:
To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am currently on my way back to Sydney.
Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket.
I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it.
I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans.
Its a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy.