AUS Vs PAK, 3rd Test: An Emotional David Warner Says Dream Come True After Bidding Farewell To Test Cricket

David Warner, who played his last Test at the SCG, praised the Australian cricket team for their consistent performances across formats over the last 24 months.

David Warner bats during the third Test between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney.

Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the third and final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on day 4 but it was more remembered for David Warner's final Test appearance. The southpaw who has now hung up his ODI and Test boots, heaped praise on the Australian cricket team for their prescence in world cricket over the last two years. (AUS vs PAK Scorecard | Match ReportMore Cricket News)

Warner was part of the ICC World Test Championship final against India, the Ashes squad, the ODI World Cup 2023 team and now beating Pakistan 3-0 in the recently concluded series.

“It's pretty much a dream come true. You win 3-0, cap off what's been a great 18 months to 2 years for the Australian cricket team. World Test Championship win, an Ashes series draw and then the World Cup. To come here and finish 3-0 is an outstanding achievement,” Warner was quoted as saying after the match.

Warner, who bid adieu to Test cricket against Pakistan at the SCG, praised the Aussie attack that consists of the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, skipper Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.

“I'm proud to be with a bunch of great cricketers here. These guys, they work their backsides off, the engine room - the three quicks plus Mitchell Marsh, they work tirelessly in the gyms. So, credit to them. They are amazing, don't have to face them in the nets, which I don't do anyway,” he stated.

Australia will now start their preparation for the West Indie, that begins on January 17. One name that won't be present is David Warner, who was pretty 'emotional' as he won't be able to walk with his teammates for that series.

“It'll be quite emotional to watch the boys go out there and not play knowing that I was able to come out here and do what I could do. You got a great bunch of cricketers here, we are all almost over 30 years of age, time goes by, we are not getting younger. They're energetic, they're world-class and a great bunch of boys,” Warner said.

Warner ends his Test career with 112 Tests, 8786 runs at an average of 44/59 with 26 tons and 37 half-centuries.