Australia batter David Warner on Monday (2 January) signed a deal with Fox Sports as a commentator as Foxtel Group retained broadcasting rights to Australia’s cricket matches. The 37-year-old joined a star-studded panel consisting of Adam Gilchrist, Isa Guha, Mike Hussey, Allan Border, Mark Waugh, Kerry O’Keeffe, Brett Lee, Brendon Julian, Mel Jones, Mark Howard and Kath Loughnan.
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While Warner will initially be commenting for Fox Sports on a part-time basis, he will join them as a full-time commentator after he retires from international cricket. Now, the batter has himself cleared the air on how he will manage his duties as a cricketer as well as a commentator. Warner also gave an indication of when he will be retiring from international cricket.
Warner said that as people are already talking about his retirement, he will take a decision on his future in international cricket after 12 months from now. “Look people have already been talking about my retirement, but another 12 months to go and we’ll see how we go from there,” said Warner. “Over these next 12 months I’ll probably do some part-time (commentary) stuff, wherever I’m needed or wherever I’m available I’ll help out as much as I can,” he added.
Warner talking about his role as the commentator to FOX Sports said, “For me, it’s just about calling the situation as it is, analyse the game and try and bring my cricketing brain up to the commentary box.”
Notably, the star batter had earlier said that his aim is to play the ODI World Cup in India and then he can take a decision on whether to play further or not. Also, Warner had said that Test cricket will be the first format he will be giving up.
Talking about, Warner’s Test career, the southpaw recently played his 100th Test wherein he smashed a double century. Warner is also expected to make the cut for Border Gavaskar Trophy, slated to be played in India.