'Someone was clearly watching...' - David Warner's big admission about infamous 'Sandpaper Scandal' of 2018

David Warner, alongside former Australia skipper Steve Smith was handed a year-long suspension from international cricket following the 'Sandpaper Scandal' of 2018.

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David Warner and Steve Smith (File Photo: Twitter)

David Warner and Steve Smith (File Photo: Twitter)

The veteran Australia opener David Warner is set to play his career’s last Test match. He will be appearing in his 112th Test in the third and last Test of the three-match series against Australia. Australia and Pakistan will take on each other in the series closure at Warner’s home ground, Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

Meanwhile, just ahead of his last Test appearance, the veteran New South Welshman has come up with a big statement while recalling the infamous ‘Sandpaper Scandal’ of 2018, which involved him, alongside the then-Aussie skipper Steve Smith during the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

"I have moved forward from that." - David Warner about 'Sandpaper Scandal' of 2018

He was also about his feeling after he was handed over a year-long suspension and a ban from captaincy, from Cricket Australia.

“I knew a question like this was going to come up. When I look back at that, it can be handled differently. But I think Nick (Hockley, CA's chief executive) did his ultimate best to put that forward to the board and the decision was made, and I am happy with that. I have moved forward from that. I have got opportunities to lead in the IPL, to lead in the ILT20. I have enjoyed my leadership roles,” Warner was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

“When I left South Africa, the first five or six people that came up to me were priests and gave me a card. Then we went on a holiday to Singapore after that and there was a big church convention. I then sat back and spoke to Candice, and said someone was watching down upon us. I grew stronger from there to go back, play grade cricket, get a sense of that cricket community back - the canteen ladies, people who run the drinks out, taking on and off the covers - it was a sense of something I got disconnected with. I think a lot of us do because we are in that bubble but when you go back and see the real people who are working hard, which we did as young kids, that is what I reflect most upon,” he added later. 

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