David Warner: 'The support has been humbling and overwhelming'

Warner is using the break to spend some quality time with his family.

David Warner has been banned from ever holding a leadership role again in Australian cricket.   -  AP

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".

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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.

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“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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