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David Warner reveals how meeting wife Candice turned his life around

David Warner has had a tumultuous career in the spotlight, but things would have been a lot more challenging for the cricketer if he hadn’t met his wife Candice.

The opening batsman, 36, credits the former Ironwoman champion with turning his life around after he got into a punch-up with England’s Joe Root at The Walkabout Hotel in Birmingham during the 2013 Ashes series.

After being sent home without bowling, David found himself with no one to talk to except for Candice, whom he had only recently started dating.

During this difficult time, his girlfriend taught him ‘discipline’ and kept him from falling into despair, David told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

David Warner (right) has had a tumultuous career in the spotlight, but things would have been a lot more challenging for the cricketer if he hadn’t met his wife Candice (left)

‘I had no one to talk to. What highlighted that fact was obviously the incident with Joe Root,’ Warner said.

‘That was the big one. I had no support. None whatsoever from anyone, which was tough. When me and Candice were talking, I had someone to lean on and just speak to.

‘She taught me discipline. Getting up, changing my routine, enjoying the morning and just doing things I never used to do. Train hard, stay fit, relax. She ingrained that in me.’

The opening batsman, 36, credits the former Ironwoman champion with turning his life around after he got into a punch-up with Joe Root (pictured) in England during the 2013 Ashes series

The opening batsman, 36, credits the former Ironwoman champion with turning his life around after he got into a punch-up with Joe Root (pictured) in England during the 2013 Ashes series 

The former captain of the national team went on to say Candice ‘shaped and moulded me into the person I am now’.

If it wasn’t for her, he said his ‘career in all three formats’ would not be as successful or enduring as it is now.

The Warners, who tied the knot in 2015, boast one of the strongest marriages in the sporting world, and share three daughters, Ivy Mae, eight, Indi Rae, six, and three-year-old Isla Rose.

After being sent home without bowling, David found himself with no one to talk to except for Candice, whom he had only recently started dating

After being sent home without bowling, David found himself with no one to talk to except for Candice, whom he had only recently started dating 

During this difficult time, his girlfriend taught him 'discipline' and kept him from falling into despair, David told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday

During this difficult time, his girlfriend taught him ‘discipline’ and kept him from falling into despair, David told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday

Candice, 37, exclusively revealed to Daily Mail Australia earlier this month the secret to their happy marriage.

The Triple M radio presenter said a healthy mix of open communication and mutual support helps maintain their relationship.

‘Our romance was such a whirlwind at the start and for us. We’re just like any other couple. We’re very supportive,’ she said.

The former captain of the national team went on to say Candice 'shaped and moulded me into the person I am now'. If it wasn't for her, David said his 'career in all three formats' would not be as successful or enduring as it is now

The former captain of the national team went on to say Candice ‘shaped and moulded me into the person I am now’. If it wasn’t for her, David said his ‘career in all three formats’ would not be as successful or enduring as it is now

‘With David being on the road so much (with cricket), it’s all about communication. Our relationship’s always been built around that.’

She went on to say her husband has the full support of ‘Team Warner’ backing his career decisions.

‘I support David 100 per cent as a family. If he has the hunger and desire to keep going, we’ll be there to support him,’ she said. 

The Warners, who tied the knot in 2015, boast one of the strongest marriages in the sporting world, and share three daughters, Ivy Mae, eight, Indi Rae, six, and three-year-old Isla Rose

The Warners, who tied the knot in 2015, boast one of the strongest marriages in the sporting world, and share three daughters, Ivy Mae, eight, Indi Rae, six, and three-year-old Isla Rose 

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