Have to master all forms of cricket: Warner

Canberra: Australian batsman David Warner has said that it is important to play all forms of cricket and stay at the peak of career for long time to be remembered by others.

“If you want to be remembered, I reckon you`ve got to play all forms and stay there at the peak of your career for a long time,” a daily quoted Warner, as saying.

“Everyone keeps asking, ``do you just want to keep playing Twenty20 cricket or do you want to play four-day cricket``? Where I stand at the moment, you always want to play four-day cricket,” said Warner.

“They are my ambitions and I`m hitting the ball well. If you keep batting time, you have more time out in the middle to try to score runs, so you can be a little bit selfish in a way. That`s what I like about it,” he said.

“Obviously, because I play a lot of it [Twenty20], people think you`re just establishing yourself in one form of the game. On the flipside of that, we only have 10 Shield games a year. I played the last couple last year and I put some runs on the board. I hope now I can have a full season there [for NSW] and actually show people what I can do,” he added.

Warner is coming off back-to-back centuries for Australia A and is opening the batting with Phillip Hughes in the four-day match against a Zimbabwe XI that started in Harare overnight.

Warner just missed out on a maiden first-class hundred against Victoria, but followed up with a mature 114 against Western Australia.

The 24-year-old has since changed how he trains to reflect his ambitions - he resolved to work harder and for longer.


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