With conclusion of the Ashes 2019, an exciting English summer came to an end. David Warner, who was making a comeback to the Australian setup after a ban, along with Steve Smith, said he enjoyed being a part of the summer, which has been riveting to watch.
Warner posted a photo of the Australian team with the urn on Instagram and in the caption, wrote how he enjoyed the summer of cricket which included Australia’s run to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and later saw them retain the Ashes.
Warner wrote: “What a ride it’s been over the last few months here in the UK. First the ICC Cricket World Cup and then The Ashes. I enjoyed both but, for me, Test cricket is the best form of the game and the one I love the most. In this Ashes series we had five fantastic Tests with some seriously good individual performances from players on both teams. I believe that, for any kid growing up in Australia, being a part of an Ashes series is still the pinnacle and if we’ve reinforced that over the past couple of months, and even got new boys and girls excited about the game, then that’s a great result. The fact we retained the urn makes all our hard work worthwhile and it’s the icing on the cake.”
Warner had a difficult outing in the Ashes where he scored just 95 runs in 5 matches and got dismissed to Stuart Broad 7 times out of 10. He would want to get back amongst runs as soon as possible, but before that he said, he would be spending some time with his family.
“Thanks to all of you back home who stayed up late to support us, as well as the many of you who made the trip to back us at the ovals,” he further wrote. It means the world to us and we just hope we have given you some enjoyment. Thanks, too, for all the banter from the fans – it was fun. For me personally it was a tough series but my challenge now is to bounce back. I’ll be doing everything I can to do just that – but first some family time!”