Tainted Australian opener David Warner, speaking publicly for the first time since his ball-tampering press conference, has said that the support he received since the imposition of the ban has been "humbling and overwhelming".
Speaking to The NT News , the 31-year-old said, “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.”
Warner, who was banned from international cricket for 12 months along with team-mates Steven Smith (12 months) and Cameron Bancroft (nine months), is using the break to spend some quality time with his family.
“You are not home for long. With an extended period of time you are in a good routine but then it is selfless — kids are a priority — so it’s day care, swimming lessons, gymnastic lessons and then you get your quality time together as parents.
“Candice and I do all those things together. We take them to these things together — pick them up together," he said.
"At the moment, my priority is to get these kids in bed, and rest up and get my mind a bit clear so I can think, and talk in a couple of days. Thanks guys," Warner had said after arriving back from Johannesburg following a taxing Test series against South Africa.
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