Cricket

Warner admits being a 'pest'

2013-10-10 11:00
David Warner (AFP)

Sydney - Troubled opener David Warner admits he's been a "pest in the past" but says he's taken some advice from former Test captain Mark Taylor in an effort to turn his career around.

The Australian batsman was given a one-match suspended ban for failing to show up for the second day of a Sydney grade game as directed on the weekend. He said his absence was due to a "misunderstanding."

He was also fined for a Twitter rant against a respected cricket writer in May before an altercation with England opener Joe Root in a Birmingham pub in June cost him his place in the Champions Trophy squad and two Ashes Test matches.

"I've probably been a pest in the past but now it's about maturing and settling down and actually working hard at the game," Warner told Sky Sports Radio on Thursday. "I know as a young guy the last probably three or four years I probably have taken things for granted.

"I'm not getting any younger. The age keeps going away from you so hopefully I can leave this game in 10 years as a person to be remembered."

Warner, who will turn 27 later this month, said Taylor - a former Australia skipper who now works as a TV commentator - helped remind him that his actions off the field can leave an indelible mark.

"The way that you act and the way that you can lead around the team by example and the role model that you are, that's how you get remembered. The likes of Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, there's a long list there," said Warner, who has scored three centuries in 22 Tests. "Those guys are so good at what they did that they're always going to be remembered and everyone will always walk past you down the street and say, 'you know what mate, you had a great career and we really loved watching you'.

"And that's the type of person that you want to be remembered for."


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