David Warner says he has 'learned valuable lesson' from Australia ball-tampering scandal
Last Updated: 05/05/18 11:14am
David Warner says he has "learned a valuable lesson" from the ball-tampering scandal which resulted in him being banned by Cricket Australia.
Warner, Australia captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft were punished for the roles they played in the plot to alter the condition of the ball in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March, with Warner and Smith suspended for a year and Bancroft for nine months.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and new head coach Justin Langer have said Warner could yet play for his county again, despite the 31-year-old admitting at a tearful press conference in March that he was "resigned to the fact" his international career may be over.
Speaking for the first time since then, Warner told NT News: "Sometimes with our society, something has to happen for the worst for people to come out and show a lot of support.
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"I think I've learned a valuable lesson in this myself for the support I have been given to be on the front foot to help others.
"I think the biggest thing for us has been when you are in a routine you can get caught in a bubble - cricket, hotels, packing your bags, coming home.
"I've missed that part until now where the kids run up to the gate saying, 'Mummy and Daddy are here', and I am really enjoying and embracing that."