David Warner meets with Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott © Getty Images (file photo)
David Warner meets with Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott © Getty Images (file photo)

David Warner may end up in mainstream politics in Australia, once his cricketing career gets over. Currently touring South Africa for the 4-Test tour, Warner indicated the same in The Final Word podcast. According to ESPNCricinfo: “After cricket, I wouldn’t mind doing something. One thing that has been embedded in me since a young age is that I grew up in a housing commission. As a kid, I had to do everything at home with my brother just because my parents worked all the time. So whether it was dishes, ironing – all the normal things you do at home. Once I was able to go and work, I went and worked because we needed that money coming in to pay the bills. Me and my brother both paid a bit of rent when we were younger and I just liked looking out for anyone who close to me.”

He also spoke about the pay dispute last year that raged across Australia cricket: “During the dispute, it was a tough situation, you had your employers who were going up against our union and the players. So, I thought I needed to have a stance somewhere because at the end of the day, I want to play cricket for my country but for us to get a result or something in the middle – a happy medium – we had to fight for that. I am a believer in what I believe in. So, that was our belief, to get what we wanted. I sit back now and go, ‘I probably regret how the situation was played out in the media.’ And we do as players.”

Warner has displayed excellent leadership skills. He had led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the 2017 IPL title, and as late as last week, had led Australia to a T20I series win last week over New Zealand and England. He had also shown inclination towards politics. He had urged former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to obligate the federal government to fund redevelopment of Heffron Park.