Newly-appointed Australia vice-captain David Warner on Friday expressed his pride in being given the role in the wake of the changes that Australian cricket made in their team. Warner made his feelings public on his Instagram account, where he uploaded a picture of him along with outgoing skipper Michael Clarke and the newly-appointed skipper Steven Smith. Warner also expressed his honour of playing under Clarke, who announced his intention to retire from international cricket after the final Test of Ashes 2015 at the Oval, which he made public after Australia lost the fourth Test of the ongoing series at Trent Bridge, surrendering the urn in the process.



“Very proud to be @steve_smith49 VC. I worked hard to turn things around and am determined to serve with dignity. We have one game to go and as this man leads us out for one last time it has been an honour playing under and alongside him,” Warner was quoted as saying on his Instagram post.

“He has backed me every time since I started my career and can’t thank him enough,” added Warner.