The Ashes: I have learnt the need to justify my potential, says David Warner

David Warner went from being embroiled in multiple controversies to orchestrating Australia's 5-0 Ashes win over England in what was an eventful period, both on and off the field, in 2013. The explosive left-hander credits his fiancé Candace Falzon for the turnaround.

updated: June 19, 2014 16:29 IST
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Australia's David Warner endured a roller-coaster 2013. After being dropped due to poor form and indiscipline in the first half of the year, Warner went on to be one of the chief architects of Australia's whitewash of England in the Ashes 2013-14, a series victory that has set the tone for 2014 for the explosive left-handed batsman. (Australia reclaim the Ashes in style)

While runs were hard to come by on the field, Warner also went through a long, frustrating phase off it. However, Warner has come a long way by not just making his comeback but also playing the role of one of the pillars of Australia's Ashes win. In an interview with, Warner looked back at a tumultuous 2013 and its lessons. (Thousands of fans greet Australian team at Sydney Opera House)

"You can say I am a much more balanced individual as a result of all that I went through in 2013. I have learnt the need to do justice to my potential and also grown as a human being. Life never ceases to teach you and my lessons from 2013 should do me good in the days and months to come," Warner said. (Australia move up to third spot in Test rankings)

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