Warner says deserved `dumping` punishment despite Ashes recall
Melbourne: Controversial Australian batsman David Warner has admitted that he needed to be dumped from the national team even as reports emerged that he will rejoin the Australian squad in England on Monday.
The hard-hitting left-hander, who was sent to southern Africa with the A side after a month`s suspension for punching England`s Joe Root in a Birmingham bar, has earned a Test recall with a brutal 193 for Australia A.
Admitting that he needed to be sent to cricket`s version of purgatory, Warner said that he was responsible for the punching incident and needed the punishment of sitting on the sidelines and not being selected for the first two Ashes Tests, adding that he needed a `kick up the bum`.
Warner`s potent innings has put pressure on Phillip Hughes and Steve Smith to make runs in the three-day tour match against Sussex at Hove after three successive failures each, the report added.
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