Andrew Symonds wants to return to cricket

Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 12:11 [IST]
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SymondsSydney: Ace Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who has maintained a low profile over the past few months after being kicked out of the Oz training camp, has apologized to his team mates and declared that he wanted to resume his career and return to playing for his home country.

“I'm going through the process of trying to improve and become not only a better cricketer but a better person. I'm looking forward to the challenge of taking up cricket again for my club, state and country, hopefully," theage.com.au quoted Symonds as saying.

The Aussie batsman hasn't spoken since being kicked out of the Australian camp which recently played a one-day series against Bangladesh in Darwin.

But, how soon that will be would depend on his progress after he returned to the Queensland Bulls" training in Brisbane on Tuesday following his “gone fishing" saga in Darwin earlier this month which halted his career.

Symonds (33) said he could not say just when he would play again, but added that he had learned from his mistakes and hoped that they would make him a better person in the future.

Symonds also apologised to his family, his teammates and cricket fans for his behaviour in recent months which has led to criticism from teammates, including Michael Clarke and former champion spinner Shane Warne who accused him of being “disrespectful" to his teammates.



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