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Warner confirms retirement call in Aussie farewell

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David Warner has confirmed he’s played his last international match in Australia after he was player of the series against the West Indies.

The legendary opener officially retired from Test and ODI cricket in January but there was still uncertainty around his T20I future.

Now it’s been confirmed, with the 37-year-old stating post-match his last series will be the T20 World Cup, if selected. 

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”I’m well and truly done, it’s time for the youngsters to come through and showcase their talent,” he said.

“We’ve got extreme talent here, a lot of the guys from Perth are in the team at the moment. We’re in good stead for the future.”

Pressed by Adam Gilchrist if that’s confirmation he’s officially farewelled Australia, Warner was direct. 

“Indeed, yes.”

The opener finished the series with 173 runs, hitting 70, 22 and 81 in the three matches.

Warner also played his 100th T20I match in the series, becoming the first Australian to pass the century mark in all three formats. 

Australian cricket great Mike Hussey paid tribute to Warner, acknowledging there’s still more to come from the opener.

“It’s a big moment really … last time we’re going to see him in Australian colours on Australian soil,” he said on Fox Cricket.

“Let’s hope he’s there for the World Cup coming up overseas. He still looks in great touch, he’s still fit as ever, charging between the wickets.”

Warner confirmed he will be there for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand as the side prepares for its first World Cup match on June 6 against Oman. 

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