David Warner returns to field to find solace in cricket
David Warner returned to the cricket field for the first time after being banned for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. The Aussie opener, alongside Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, had decided not to contest the punishment. The ban was imposed on the trio by Cricket Australia. Warner was spotted training young girls at Darwin's cricket oval.
The former Australian vice-captain was not allowed by the Indian Board to participate in 2018 Indian Premier League. But Warner will not let the ban stop him from doing what he loves. He found solace in training young girls about power hitting techniques at Darwin's cricket oval. This was Warner's first public appearance since the saga.
A 12-month ban was imposed upon Warner for hatching the ball-tampering plan. The same punishment was also given to Australian captain Steven Smith. Further, Cameron Bancroft received a 9-month ban for following his leader's orders.
David Warner publicly apologized for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. Despite his fall from grace, Warner received a warm welcome from the local cricket community. Some parents of the kids, who were trained by the explosive batsmen, believe that he could still be a good role model for upcoming cricketers.