‘No one is perfect and…’ – David Warner’s bold statement on 2018 ball-tampering scandal

By Daniel S

December 21, 2022

David Warner had a forgettable start to the ongoing home Test series against South Africa. Aussies won the series opener with ease by six wickets within two days of play only. But, Warner managed to score only three runs in two innings of the clash. However, before the series, the southpaw batter made headlines regarding the removal of the ban on his captaincy chances. 

In 2018, he was one of the main people in the sandpaper-gate scandal that took place in South Africa. Then, he was handed a one-year ban on ball-tampering charges. Now, ahead of the series, Warner withdrew that appeal by saying: “Some things are more important than cricket. They want to conduct a public spectacle to, in the panel’s words, have a ‘cleansing’. I am not prepared for my family to be the washing machine for cricket’s dirty laundry.”  

“I don’t regret anything.” – David Warner

During an interview with Herald Sun, Warner said that he does not regret anything in his life and no one is perfect. He said: “I don’t regret anything. You make your own path, right? No one is perfect and you should never judge anyone until you’re perfect.”

“If you try and be this robotic person and individual that wants to please everyone, it’s going to come down anyway, because you can’t please everyone. Whatever has happened in my past, it’s made me the individual I am and has probably got me to where I am,” David Warner added.

“My circle around me is very, very small. They’re the only people I trust and I can always go to them for advice. If I did go back and make changes I wouldn’t be the person who I am and what I value. I’ve got no regrets, and I enjoy where I am at the moment,” David Warner concluded. Now, this Aussie batter will be in action again in the second Test match of the series against the Proteas in Melbourne on 26 December 2022.