David Warner with a heartful gesture in his last game in Australia

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The swashbuckling David Warner, recognized for consistent performances and kindness, has once again demonstrated his outstanding character during the final T20I against West Indies in Perth. Warner was announced as the Player of the Series for his outstanding knocks during the three-match series. Instead of cherishing the award himself, he willingly handed it over to a little admirer, demonstrating his humility and respect towards fans.

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David Warner gifts his POTS award to a little fan

This is not the first time that Warner was seen doing such acts. After playing his last innings in his farewell test match at SCG last month, Warner made a child fan’s day by giving his helmet and gloves.

David Warner signs off from Australian soil with a blistering knock

During the post-match presentation talk, Warner confirmed that he played his last international game on Australian soil. He already announced his retirement from the tests and ODI format. The southpaw will continue to play T20I format for Australia until the T20 WC in June and will proceed with the franchise cricket later on.

In his farewell international game on Australian soil, David Warner produced a scintillating knock of 81 runs from just 49 deliveries. Australia was on the verge of making a clean sweep in the T20I series against West Indies. However, Andre Russell with his 71-run knock, along with Sherfane Rutherford, who scored 67 runs, went on to post a 220-run target.

Despite Warner’s superhuman effort, Australia fell short by 37 runs. The hosts had already won the series 2-1. After the defeat on Tuesday, Warner said that he would be playing the New Zealand series and then the IPL before hinting that the T20 World Cup might be his last dance in international cricket.

David Warner also breached the 3000 T20I runs and became only the fourth player to cross 3000 runs across all formats after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Babar Azam.

“Good to see the boys play. I’ve got a lot of time off after the next series in New Zealand before the IPL and then to get ready for the T20 World Cup. Great to spend quality time with my kids and just be home,” he said.

“Well and truly done,” Warner told Adam Gilchrist at the presentation ceremony in Perth where he was named player of the series. “It’s time for the youngsters to come through and showcase their talent. We’ve got extreme talent here. We’re in good stead for the future.”

Though the T20 WC could be his last international appearance, David Warner is in good shape to play franchise cricket for another good 3 or 4 years. He took part in various leagues across the world last year and will continue to do so post his retirement.

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