David Warner expresses desire to beat India in India before retirement from Test Cricket
Australia won the Ashes after a hat-trick of victories against England. It took a total of 12 days to win three Tests out of the 5 matches scheduled to be played. It took less than three days to win the 3rd Test in Melbourne for the Aussies, and there are still two matches left as part of the series.
But it seems that Australia is not satisfied with a great start to the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship. Australian team's opening batsman David Warner wants to achieve two elusive feats before signing off his Test career.
Australian opener Warner turned 35 during T20 World Cup. He is also one of the first Australian cricketer to win the T20 World Cup and was awarded with the Player of the Tournament award.
But the two goals he wants to achieve before retiring from Test cricket are winning the Ashes series on English soil and winning the Test series on a tour of India.
David Warner was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying that Australia have not beaten India in India and that would be nice to do. He further added that the last time Australia toured England, they had drawn the series and wants to win the next time they visit England.
David Warner said, "We still haven’t beaten India in India. If we are able to then it would be nice to do". (To Press).— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 29, 2021
The next Ashes series will be played in the year 2023, and David Warner will be around 37 by then. But Warner is reluctant to pay attention to his age.
The kind of form he has shown in the Ashes and the T20 World Cup, has made him full of confidence. Warner even considers James Anderson to be a role model for thumbing up age.
He said that age is not a barrier, performance is the key, the biggest example of that is James Anderson. He stated that James Anderson sets the benchmark for the older guys. England pacer Anderson is 39-years-old and still troubles world's top batsmen.