Warner takes step to cricket redemption with top Australia honour
Sydney: David Warner's bid to redeem himself after a damaging ball-tampering scandal has taken another step forward with the opening batsman winning Australia's highest cricketing honour.
The divisive 33-year-old has been awarded the Allan Border Medal for the third time, pipping by one vote Steve Smith, who was also involved in the attempt to alter the ball using sandpaper during a South Africa Test in 2018.
Pat Cummins, the ICC Test Player of the Year, came third in an award voted on by fellow players, the media and umpires.
"When it is that close, you really don't know so it's a big surprise to be honest," an emotional Warner said at the ceremony late Monday. - AFP