Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Australia batsman David Warner admitted that he made a mistake by playing in the Test series against India before his groin injury could heal completely. Warner made his comeback after the injury in the third Test but had meagre returns in the series.
“I made the call to play those Test matches. I felt I needed to be out there. It put me back a little bit. Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have done that,” Warner told reporters on Wednesday.
“If I’m thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no. I did what I felt was best for the team,” he further said.
Warner described the pain he went through when he sustained the injury during the second ODI against India in November as “horrible”.
“It was like I got kicked in the nuts. It was horrible. I’d never felt anything like it. It was a lower ab tear with two other tears in my groin. It was quite painful,” he said.
He is, however, feeling a lot better now and is set to return to action for New South Wales in the Marsh Cup, Australia’s domestic 50 over competition.
“I feel pretty good (now). The other day I went and had a jab, a cortisone, so I have been running freely. I’m pretty much at 100 per cent running in straight lines. Now it’s about the side-to-side, lateral movement,” said Warner.
“I’m not going to do further damage, it’s just going to be a little niggle for a little while. There’s not much I can do about it,” he said.