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Warner remains confident that this latest controversy will not derail his hopes of becoming captain
Australia opening batsman David Warner has high hopes for the future, with one of his major plans revolving around taking over the captaincy from Michael Clarke.
However, his dreams may have come crashing down in the worst possible manner after he initiated a verbal altercation with two News Limited journalists, Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn, on Twitter.
Warner’s attacks came after Craddock published an article which desecrated the Indian Premier League (IPL), in which Warner was promoted to vice-captain of the Delhi Daredevils franchise.
But despite being investigated by Cricket Australia for his outburst on Twitter, Warner still remains confident that he is captaincy material.
“Obviously ‘Pup’ (Clarke) is doing a great job now, but in time I think I’d have something to offer,” Warner was quoted as saying by the Courier Mail.
Warner has not had an easy journey making it into the national team, as he was thrown out of Australia’s Centre of Excellence at the age of 20.
“The setback of getting kicked out of the cricket academy was disappointing,” Warner recalled. “That was a lack of maturity on my part. The group we had there was fantastic, but we were kidding ourselves if we thought we were doing the right thing.
“That showed me you have to do the right things along the way. I had some setbacks but I’d like to think I learned from my mistakes and I still have growing up to do.
“I’m only 26. I’m still learning off the older guys in the team, but I’d like to think of myself as a leader in this environment.”