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Ball-tampering saga: I have learnt a valuable lesson, admits David Warner

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Published May 6, 2018, 9:47 am IST
Updated May 6, 2018, 9:47 am IST
Warner was suspended for a year from international and domestic matches by Cricket Australia.
David Warner also added that he was making use of this time by spending it with his family. (Photo: AFP)
 David Warner also added that he was making use of this time by spending it with his family. (Photo: AFP)

Sydney: Australia's sacked vice-captain David Warner on Saturday said that he has "learned a valuable lesson" after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier in March.

"Sometimes with our society, something has to happen for the worst for people to come out and show a lot of support and I think I've learned a valuable lesson in this myself for the support I have been given to be on the front foot to help others," Espncricinfo quoted Warner's interview to NT News.

 

The flamboyant batsman also added that he was making use of this time by spending it with his family.

"I think the biggest thing for us has been when you are in a routine you can get caught in a bubble - cricket, hotels, packing your bags, coming home. I've missed that part until now where the kids run up to the gate saying, 'Mummy and daddy are here', and I am really enjoying and embracing that," he added.

Warner broke silence over his role in the ball-tampering crisis on March 31 and apologised for betraying the people who had supported him in his "journey as a cricketer."

 

"To the fans and the lovers of the game who have supported and inspired me on my journey as a cricketer, I want to sincerely apologise for betraying your trust in me," he had said.

Warner was suspended for a year from international and domestic matches by Cricket Australia.

On a related note, former Australia captain Steve Smith was also banned for a year, while Cameron Bancroft, who applied sandpaper to the ball, was banned for nine months.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann had also resigned at the end of the last Test match in Johannesburg.

 

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