Cricketer David Warner has issued a tearful public apology for his actions in Australia’s ball-tampering scandal in the test match against South Africa. Interestingly, Warner said that he was resigned to the possibility of never playing for Australia again but yes, there is a hope.
“First and foremost in my mind is the well-being of the family. In the back of my mind I suppose there is a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again, but I am resigned to the fact that that may never happen.”
When a reporter asked him, is he thinking of retirement? Warner answered that he will take some time to analyse the conditions, will check all the aspects and then, come up with any major decision.
Warner also reported that in the coming weeks and months he is going to look at how this happened. He will seek out advice and expertise to help him make serious changes.
While apologising to the country, Warner said: “We let our country down. We made a bad decision. I played my part in that. It’s really hard to sit here today, knowing and seeing my friends, my family, that are playing in South Africa at the moment in this fourth Test, which I wish that I was a part of.”
“It’s going to take a long time to earn that respect back from the Australian public.”