Australia news May 18, 2013

Warner could be in trouble over tweets

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David Warner could face disciplinary action from Cricket Australia after apparently launching a Twitter attack on two of Australia's most senior cricket journalists.

Cricket Australia's general manager of team performance, Pat Howard, has attempted to make contact with Warner after the tirade emerged from Warner's Twitter account @davidwarner31 in the early hours of Saturday morning Indian time. Warner is currently in India for the IPL.

The outburst appeared to begin with Warner taking exception to a comment piece written by Robert Craddock which was printed in News Limited newspapers on Saturday in which he discussed the IPL and its problems. The following tweet appeared on Warner's Twitter account: "Shock me @crashcraddock1 talking s*** about ipl jealous p****. Get a real job. All you do is bag people. #getalife"

Craddock was then mentioned in a series of six bitter tweets and while Craddock did not respond on Twitter, his fellow News Limited journalist Malcolm Conn did. Conn wrote: "@davidwarner31 cricket is a real job? Please. Most people pay to play. Million dollar cricketers milking the IPL are hardly the best judges." Warner and Conn then engaged in a protracted Twitter discussion.

Cricket Australia said in a statement on Saturday: "Cricket Australia is aware of comments made on David Warner's twitter account overnight. Cricket Australia is attempting to contact Warner and will continue to investigate the matter. Cricket Australia will make further comment once it has conducted a thorough investigation."

Some of Saturday's tweets

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY ramonster on | May 21, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    Why do they dislike the ipl so much, is it because they think that peoplenshouldnpay to do a job, is that right, especially when other professionalnsports men get paid a lot more for doing a lot less, e.g. Golf! You should be pad to do a job, not the other way around.

  • POSTED BY Longhairrocks on | May 20, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Such intemperate tweets over an article where he is not mentioned seems somewhat witless at best.

    The IPL polarises opinion and some players seem to have bought into the BCCI principle that any question asked of the tournament not prefaced by high flown praise is an "attack". Such players and the BCCI should grow up.

    Interesting to observe that even a passing glance of a game provides ample evidence of players gathering timber and seeming less than athletic than before.

  • POSTED BY garr on | May 20, 2013, 0:00 GMT

    Storm in a tea cup, twitter name explains it all, alas I'm a luddite lol. Please Mr warner bat with some consistency against england inthe Tests the game that matters and you can twit to tour hearts content. Come on aussie fans we had two decades of world domination in both genuine forms of the game, Ok now we are struggling it will turn presuming the strategies that were in place at State level in the 90's are pursued again there will be change. Better selectors and cricket managerial positions would help. Howard and Merv the mind boggles.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | May 19, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    @GeoffreysMother "at the heart of Australia's regeneration as the best team in the world" is just as incredulous as "Conn is the most incisive and principled cricket writer since Neville Cardus." I hope that the double barrelled sarcasm is what you were going for, because otherwise they are the two biggest numpty statements I've read this year from a cricketing perspective.

  • POSTED BY on | May 19, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    Davie Warner what are you thinking. MC & RC have lived on this planet a lot longer than you 'champ'. They are respected journalists. Would Border, Waugh, Taylor have the gumption to be so disrespectful to senior Australian cricket writers when they have played twenty tests (not there yet) and have an average of under 40. Go to England, average 50, maybe save a test match, and EARN some respect. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a few ashes seies in the old dart, and i do believe that if you take your elitist, entitled attitude in June they will crush you like the little bug you seem to be potraying that you are.

  • POSTED BY PratUSA on | May 19, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    @Guyanese2Dbone: Interesting observation. Let's say you are an office worker. You are angry and frustrated by something or someone at work, what you do? Break a piece of furniture maybe? Or abuse that coworker? Or may be post angry comments on social media? And what happens after you have done that? In many cases you might actually lose your job, isn't? Same with society in general. Some people are angry with administration or corruption or politicians and what not and say they pelt a public bus with stones or burn public property. If caught it is wrong to fine/jailed them? In your own home you break your TV, shout abuses and clear your mind between friends and get over your anger and it's fine. But if you do it in public, there is little logic in defending that, more so when you are a public figure. Warner is still young kid and will learn that often silence (and scoring runs) is best response to criticism.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | May 19, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    Warner didn't break any laws nor did he break any terms of his contract. All he did was to stand up for himself against some dubious sports writing. If we start punishing players for this kind of thing, then it will set a very bad precedent.

  • POSTED BY on | May 19, 2013, 3:20 GMT

    I see Dave warner as a Key member of our Ashes team. His aggressive batting could have the potential to devastate any attack. He obviously though has trouble maintaining focus. If he learns to channel his aggression at the bowlers deliveries and not get caught up in the many side drama's of cricket then his game would have the potential to outshine even the very best. The worry for CA is that now they have set such a strong precedent in discipline with the Mohali four; where do they now go with Warner except suspension? I guess they could rationionalize against that by arguing that his indiscretions were committed whilst he wasnt on tour and therefore stop short of a suspension but would the other players who were suspended then feel they were unequally treated for something as minor as an incompleted task?

  • POSTED BY NAP73 on | May 19, 2013, 2:45 GMT

    Such a pathetic performance, but what can you expect when there has been no real change despite all the supposed reform reports (eg Argus). Typical of NSW-centrism in Australian cricket. Governance in Australian cricket is still a joke and leadership still seems to be non-existent off the field. BTW, the Australian top-order's ability is still questionable in terms of performance (certainly no consistency and only 1 seems to be able to play spin well). What are these guys paid again?

  • POSTED BY KingOwl on | May 19, 2013, 0:00 GMT

    I am on Warner's side on this one. I don't like journalists, period.

  • POSTED BY ramonster on | May 21, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    Why do they dislike the ipl so much, is it because they think that peoplenshouldnpay to do a job, is that right, especially when other professionalnsports men get paid a lot more for doing a lot less, e.g. Golf! You should be pad to do a job, not the other way around.

  • POSTED BY Longhairrocks on | May 20, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Such intemperate tweets over an article where he is not mentioned seems somewhat witless at best.

    The IPL polarises opinion and some players seem to have bought into the BCCI principle that any question asked of the tournament not prefaced by high flown praise is an "attack". Such players and the BCCI should grow up.

    Interesting to observe that even a passing glance of a game provides ample evidence of players gathering timber and seeming less than athletic than before.

  • POSTED BY garr on | May 20, 2013, 0:00 GMT

    Storm in a tea cup, twitter name explains it all, alas I'm a luddite lol. Please Mr warner bat with some consistency against england inthe Tests the game that matters and you can twit to tour hearts content. Come on aussie fans we had two decades of world domination in both genuine forms of the game, Ok now we are struggling it will turn presuming the strategies that were in place at State level in the 90's are pursued again there will be change. Better selectors and cricket managerial positions would help. Howard and Merv the mind boggles.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | May 19, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    @GeoffreysMother "at the heart of Australia's regeneration as the best team in the world" is just as incredulous as "Conn is the most incisive and principled cricket writer since Neville Cardus." I hope that the double barrelled sarcasm is what you were going for, because otherwise they are the two biggest numpty statements I've read this year from a cricketing perspective.

  • POSTED BY on | May 19, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    Davie Warner what are you thinking. MC & RC have lived on this planet a lot longer than you 'champ'. They are respected journalists. Would Border, Waugh, Taylor have the gumption to be so disrespectful to senior Australian cricket writers when they have played twenty tests (not there yet) and have an average of under 40. Go to England, average 50, maybe save a test match, and EARN some respect. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a few ashes seies in the old dart, and i do believe that if you take your elitist, entitled attitude in June they will crush you like the little bug you seem to be potraying that you are.

  • POSTED BY PratUSA on | May 19, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    @Guyanese2Dbone: Interesting observation. Let's say you are an office worker. You are angry and frustrated by something or someone at work, what you do? Break a piece of furniture maybe? Or abuse that coworker? Or may be post angry comments on social media? And what happens after you have done that? In many cases you might actually lose your job, isn't? Same with society in general. Some people are angry with administration or corruption or politicians and what not and say they pelt a public bus with stones or burn public property. If caught it is wrong to fine/jailed them? In your own home you break your TV, shout abuses and clear your mind between friends and get over your anger and it's fine. But if you do it in public, there is little logic in defending that, more so when you are a public figure. Warner is still young kid and will learn that often silence (and scoring runs) is best response to criticism.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | May 19, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    Warner didn't break any laws nor did he break any terms of his contract. All he did was to stand up for himself against some dubious sports writing. If we start punishing players for this kind of thing, then it will set a very bad precedent.

  • POSTED BY on | May 19, 2013, 3:20 GMT

    I see Dave warner as a Key member of our Ashes team. His aggressive batting could have the potential to devastate any attack. He obviously though has trouble maintaining focus. If he learns to channel his aggression at the bowlers deliveries and not get caught up in the many side drama's of cricket then his game would have the potential to outshine even the very best. The worry for CA is that now they have set such a strong precedent in discipline with the Mohali four; where do they now go with Warner except suspension? I guess they could rationionalize against that by arguing that his indiscretions were committed whilst he wasnt on tour and therefore stop short of a suspension but would the other players who were suspended then feel they were unequally treated for something as minor as an incompleted task?

  • POSTED BY NAP73 on | May 19, 2013, 2:45 GMT

    Such a pathetic performance, but what can you expect when there has been no real change despite all the supposed reform reports (eg Argus). Typical of NSW-centrism in Australian cricket. Governance in Australian cricket is still a joke and leadership still seems to be non-existent off the field. BTW, the Australian top-order's ability is still questionable in terms of performance (certainly no consistency and only 1 seems to be able to play spin well). What are these guys paid again?

  • POSTED BY KingOwl on | May 19, 2013, 0:00 GMT

    I am on Warner's side on this one. I don't like journalists, period.

  • POSTED BY ozziespirit on | May 18, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    @mithse89: I agree, this is one of the lowest points in our history. Losing 4-0 to the same Indian team that England thrashed just before, losing Ashes after Ashes and then the 2012 whitewash just doesn't seem as bad as a journo telling our best batsman: "You lose 4-0 in India, don't make a run, and you want to be tickled on the tummy?". And in response all Warner can give is show his angry, childish side. These are dark days for Oz cricket.

  • POSTED BY mithse89 on | May 18, 2013, 21:02 GMT

    i think this would be the lowest point in cricket australia's history on or off the field..

  • POSTED BY Guyanese2Dbone on | May 18, 2013, 20:17 GMT

    Come on Cricket Australia give the guy a break. I believe that cricketers should be given a chance or at least allowed some freedom to respond to people bashing at their career. It's these guys livelihood. Cricket is 80% physical and 20% mental, so if you attack the mental side aren't you hurting the guy. It's human to defend ones self. In what ways are cricketers allowed to release their frustration? NONE! If a guy throw a bat, he's fined, he show descent against an umpire's misjudgment, he's fined, he try's to take it out on a bowler an is out, he's criticize, he responds to his critic he's fined. So can you tell me what's a CRICKETER to do when he see's his livelihood being attacked?

  • POSTED BY PrasPunter on | May 18, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    this guy must be sacked out of the Ashes tours !! Let him stay in india and get spoilt by the IPL riches !! who cares !! For sure, he won't be missed even for a second against Eng !! Thank God this has happened now - I am sure none of us back home would like to see this hot-headed fella leading Aus in the near future !!

  • POSTED BY Gordo85 on | May 18, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    Typical Warner. This is part of the reason he will never be captain of Australia in Tests or in ODI'S because he just doesn't seem to have got it. Plus he needs to focus on his own performance and he does struggle with that alone.

  • POSTED BY mikkkk on | May 18, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    @GeoffreysMother "David Warner is an outstanding batsman"

    So he's not a T20 slogger over promoted to Test cricket out of desperation then? Interesting.

  • POSTED BY Tropicans on | May 18, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    The "journalist" in this case can say what he feels but the person who is actually in the middle doing all the hard work cannot speak his mind? If Conn keeps stressing about the 4-0 loss, obviously that will rub any proud player the wrong way. And to top it all off... Conn says cricket is not a real job... Then what does that make all the cricket journalists like him? LOL.

  • POSTED BY Mitcher on | May 18, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    For those saying Warner is allowed to 'defend himself'. Against what? The article made no reference to him. It loosely mentioned an element of IPL players who have gone too far. Maybe some have. I don't know. In the end, Dave has done nothing but deliver these two journos - who he seems to hate so much - a story on a platter. I hope he scores truckloads of runs for Australia. But he ain't no smart man...

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    Cricket is too harsh on a little banter. Just let it be why discipline him?

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | May 18, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    Funny ..i really wished this would have gone for a longer period

  • POSTED BY GeoffreysMother on | May 18, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    David Warner is an outstanding batsman and at the heart of Australia's regeneration as the best team in the world. Malcolm Conn is the most incisive and principled cricket writer since Neville Cardus.

  • POSTED BY Redpiggy on | May 18, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    Strong words for a man with a test average the wrong side of 40

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    Cricketers seem to forget that they are PLAYING A GAME! Not even remotely like work, even if it is "hard" at the top. Warner should bite his tongue and perhaps....oh, I don't know....score runs consistently, like the GOOD Aussie openers used to....Crash Craddock has seen players come and go. He's also seen players over-stay their welcome. Not that I'm implying anything...

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    What a legend go Warner! Should be able to speak freely in defending himself.

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | May 18, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    What another embarrassment to Australian cricket this is, Warner is most certainly not a leader. Saying that, CA will probably give him the captaincy after Clarke retires after the next Ashes..

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    what is wrong with IPL which is paying good for players from India and overseas. Being a cricketer does not mean he cannot comment or he does not have anything to say. Media people can talk about anyone but when others backfire, they say it is indecent,etc. Warner has his right to speak out.

  • POSTED BY haq33 on | May 18, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Hang on a tick....journalists have always had a monopoly on opinions, opinions that must be taken as gospel by their effectively captive audience. The supposed free press is not necessarily an entirely truthful and accurate press by definition. So why should individuals NOT hit back at journos with their own well thought out opinion pieces via the Internet?

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | May 18, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    These are sad times indeed when a player can be penalised for what he says on Twitter. Unless there is a firm rule for what they can and can't say on Twitter, seriously they should let this go. He didn't break the law with what he said. He got into an argument. So what?

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | May 18, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    warner was easily baited and he was partially responsible for 4-0 thrashing aus received from revujenated india. aus batting cupboards are bare and even clarke struggled bar 1 test. no wonder they lost 4-0 . but for authors to criticise ipl for every failure is like a schoolchildren blaming their peers for everything. it shows lack of intellectual on journalists' part.ipl is indian event and any player who wants quick buck is invited here. wi won t20 wc and they does well in ipl too. it helped them to play for years on sc tracks to improve their game. look at m.hussey , more than 500 runs in ipl 6 and he stayed out of indian series , he cud have decreased loss margin to say 3-0. but main cause of their downfall is lack of talent in domestic tournament.dhawan and m.vijay risen from domestic tornament in india and did wonders in inter. matches. ca should improve their structure or 5-0 ashes loss looms large.

  • POSTED BY PanGlupek on | May 18, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    To be honest, I thought his account had been hacked when I saw these. I just looked at them & thought, "There's no way someone as high-profile as Warner would be stupid enough to engage with a journo like that".

    He hasn't deleted them yet (as of 11:10am cet), so I guess either he really meant it, he's still in bed, or he hasn't realised his account has been hacked yet...

  • POSTED BY dalboy12 on | May 18, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    I bet Conn was just cracking up laughing every time Warner wrote something. Warner has been in trouble on and off the field before for not thinking before he opens his mouth and here he is again doing it via Twitter. He was never going to win in this situation and all he did was provide Conn with a couple of articles for his paper.

  • POSTED BY MMF29 on | May 18, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    I have often found Malcolm Conn and Robert Craddock to be overly negative and acerbic in their articles and can understand Warners frustration. However, he should certainly have expressed his opinion in a more considered manner. Also, like most professional sportspeople, cricketers careers are relatively short and any financial gains legitimately earned, should not be begrudged by others. Good luck to them.

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | May 18, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    I like this Bad Boy demeanor of Dave Warner suits him perfect!

  • POSTED BY SachinIsTheGreatest on | May 18, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Why do sports journalists have such intolerance to disagreement. Granted Warner's language is not the best but it is very difficult to have a proper twitter conversation with them where one might disagree to their point of view.

  • POSTED BY Big-Dog on | May 18, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Warner is a mediocre test player who should be keeping his head down & shutting up. He has been mooted as a potential leader but this will end those asperations. Comparisons have been made with Pontings early 'indiscretion' but Warner doesnt have the talent of Ponting & will never captain Australia. He should just issue an appology & get on with the game.

  • POSTED BY RomanSandstorm on | May 18, 2013, 7:07 GMT

    Yes, Warner's comments are a little 'intemperate'.

    But to suggest he should be disciplined is absurd. He's having a spat with a *journalist*. Not with a coach, not with a captain, not with another player, not even with an administrative official. In fact, with *no-one* with any endorsed or official link with Cricket Australia, or any other cricket organisation.

    Unless, of course, one believes that the Press are, or should be, paid representatives of cricket, that they should be the official mouthpieces of cricket bodies. Hell, even the most rabid of supporters would not suggest that!

    Say a nobody, a Joe Public, like myself, had a go at a player. Would I expect to be immune to that player having a crack back at me? Of course not. I'm not a protected species, any more that the player is.

    So... what does this boil down to? A journalist makes public criticism of players. A player makes public criticism of a journo. Big deal.

  • POSTED BY ygkd on | May 18, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    I read the Craddock article in question. It was about the IPL, its culture and the allegations regarding match or spot fixing. I did not notice any current Australian international Test players' name in the article because, unless I need new glasses, there was none there. I did however notice the claim that Australians going to the IPL appear to be overpaid and underworked. Perhaps it right to say this is not high-brow journalism. It is simply stating the obvious. Never-the-less, sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.

  • POSTED BY qzuiilw on | May 18, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    This is not what we want to be reading about an up and coming player potentially to become an Australian Captain, Please disconnect your twitter account if you want to be taken seriously in your career, the media don't sleep they sit on the fence until you screw up like you have done in this article. Your job is to play cricket their job is to tell the world how crap you are when you fail and how amazing you are when you succeed. If you feel the need to have social media then use it for personal reasons that don't relate to cricket and hopefully you won't fall back in to this scene again.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    I find fault in both of them. I read craddock's article and it was just simply a biased one sided article about how IPL is the worst thing and every cricketer who plays it ends up fat and lazy. That was quite wrong and insensitive of all the players who do continually monitor fitness and play with intent of which I believe David Warner is one. Warner on the other hand has to understand that he is in public media and cannot just blast things out without having to answer to the authorities, particularly when the comment was not even made at him personally. Just take a look at MSD, and Sachin. They get personal criticism almost every day but neither have ever reacted like this. I hope this is a learning curve for Warner and can learn to relax and let go. As an international cricketer he is bound to receive criticism. If he does not learn to ignore such criticism life will be very tough for him.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    free speech, i think warner has all the right to say what he wants

  • POSTED BY mshyder on | May 18, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    A lot of journalists do deserve to be respected, but a lot of them a mere paper experts they have no clue of the amount of hard work & efforts these player put in neither they understand the emotional problems they have to face staying away from their families for long durations to earn their livings. Still they write anything they feel like in the name of freedom of speech. And if a player feels hurt for something written about him he doesnot even has right to react ! Come on Are you serious. Talks about warner being in trouble are absolutely rubbish.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | May 18, 2013, 5:47 GMT

    This is simply the impact of social media. I suppose Warner has the right to respond but he should have done it in a more politer way. His response seems sarcastic giving room for disciplinary action by CA. IPL cant be blamed for Australia's batting woes. Fact is that as of today, batting is Australia's weak link. As shown by the tour of India, especially Australia's weakness against spin bowling was the root cause of their downfall.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | May 18, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Obviously these cricketers don't know how to handle social media properly. Learn from the top class athletes.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 3:24 GMT

    Players should be allowed to respond to journalists criticism - set aside so called discipline. Where is the freedom of speech? I don't see anything wrong in Warner's tweets. I'm not a Warner's fan, they both should be asked not to air negative views about each other in social media. This is journalist's personal attack on Warner. Winning game is team effort, Warner alone can't be blamed for their 4-0 loss. Everyone has limit including journalists on how they project the scenarios. They both need Fosters.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    This is the best thing that could have happened to Dave Warner, get him fired up for the Ashes!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 2:50 GMT

    This is funny. Got to love social media.

  • POSTED BY Mishac on | May 18, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    Err, there was only one child in the conversation. I can't fault the journalists, although baiting Dave Warner is as easy as "shooting fish in a barrel". Memo to Dave Warner: it's the journalists job to critique the cricketers, which includes giving them a serve when they're not up to scratch. It's your job to play cricket, and play well. Australian journalists are not paid to be your private "cheer squad"!

  • POSTED BY derpherp on | May 18, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    @ Andrew Foruria: Punish both? I don't think so, Punish Warner yes, but not Conn, its his job to voice his opinion and he was simply defending it..

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 1:58 GMT

    Warner has an ego. This is how Australian cricketers behave? He should have let his bat do the talking.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    Conn and Warner acted like children, punish 'em both.

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  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    Conn and Warner acted like children, punish 'em both.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 1:58 GMT

    Warner has an ego. This is how Australian cricketers behave? He should have let his bat do the talking.

  • POSTED BY derpherp on | May 18, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    @ Andrew Foruria: Punish both? I don't think so, Punish Warner yes, but not Conn, its his job to voice his opinion and he was simply defending it..

  • POSTED BY Mishac on | May 18, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    Err, there was only one child in the conversation. I can't fault the journalists, although baiting Dave Warner is as easy as "shooting fish in a barrel". Memo to Dave Warner: it's the journalists job to critique the cricketers, which includes giving them a serve when they're not up to scratch. It's your job to play cricket, and play well. Australian journalists are not paid to be your private "cheer squad"!

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 2:50 GMT

    This is funny. Got to love social media.

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    This is the best thing that could have happened to Dave Warner, get him fired up for the Ashes!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 18, 2013, 3:24 GMT

    Players should be allowed to respond to journalists criticism - set aside so called discipline. Where is the freedom of speech? I don't see anything wrong in Warner's tweets. I'm not a Warner's fan, they both should be asked not to air negative views about each other in social media. This is journalist's personal attack on Warner. Winning game is team effort, Warner alone can't be blamed for their 4-0 loss. Everyone has limit including journalists on how they project the scenarios. They both need Fosters.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | May 18, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Obviously these cricketers don't know how to handle social media properly. Learn from the top class athletes.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | May 18, 2013, 5:47 GMT

    This is simply the impact of social media. I suppose Warner has the right to respond but he should have done it in a more politer way. His response seems sarcastic giving room for disciplinary action by CA. IPL cant be blamed for Australia's batting woes. Fact is that as of today, batting is Australia's weak link. As shown by the tour of India, especially Australia's weakness against spin bowling was the root cause of their downfall.

  • POSTED BY mshyder on | May 18, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    A lot of journalists do deserve to be respected, but a lot of them a mere paper experts they have no clue of the amount of hard work & efforts these player put in neither they understand the emotional problems they have to face staying away from their families for long durations to earn their livings. Still they write anything they feel like in the name of freedom of speech. And if a player feels hurt for something written about him he doesnot even has right to react ! Come on Are you serious. Talks about warner being in trouble are absolutely rubbish.