David Warner is “ashamed” of the ball-tampering incident in South Africa and wants the public to rally round the Australia team.
Warner, along with captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft, was banned from playing international cricket plus the first-class game in Australia and, despite reports to the contrary, has accepted that he will serve all of the 12-month sanction.
The left-hander is free to play club cricket, however, and came up against Smith in a match in Sydney on Saturday.
The controversial 32-year-old clearly regrets his actions from earlier this year but is now doing all he can to get the Australian public back on side.
“There’s going to be some negative impact with what happened, but we have to put our best foot forward to make sure Australians are enjoying cricket,” he said. “We put our hands up, we were ashamed of what happened, but we are here to try and promote cricket. We are trying to get Australians back loving it.”