David Warner reunites with family as hotel quarantine stint ends after mercy dash home from India
Australian cricket star David Warner has finally reunited with his family after fleeing COVID-ravaged India earlier this month.
After spending two weeks in mandatory hotel quarantine in Sydney, the 34-year-old took to social media to share his excitement at being back with his young family.
Warner documented the anticipation of his release on social media overnight, saying he “never wanted an alarm or five to go off so badly”.
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His wife Candice also shared a video to her Instagram showing him embracing his three daughters — Ivy Mae, 6, Indi Rae, 5, and Isla, 1 — all still in their pyjamas in the early hours of this morning.
“Welcome home, daddy”, she captioned the adorable video. Candice also shared a photo of Isla on her dad’s lap with the words, “Daddy’s home.”
Warner, whose IPL contact is worth approximately $2.2 million, initially chose to remain in the subcontinent despite the worsening COVID outbreak, before the world’s richest cricket tournament was suspended on May 4.
The former SunRisers Hyderabad captain spent 10 days in the Maldives before the Australian Government lifted a temporary ban on citizens returning home from India.
Candice previously spoke about Warner’s homecoming, revealing her relief at having her husband back on home soil.
“Just very fortunate to have him back on our shores,” she told Sunrise ahead of his release.
“It was difficult but even more so for my daughters who are now at the age that they can feel and understand what’s going on.
“I thought that they were a bit oblivious to the situation, but when they’re seeing things on the news or parents at school are coming up and asking how their dad is... that was really hard for us.”
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