The David Warner affair June 14, 2013

'T20 has enhanced the possibilities for off-field indiscretions'

The rewards for cricketers are increasingly disproportionate to the efforts put in, and that has had a whole lot of knock-on effects. Jarrod Kimber talks to Gideon Haigh about the David Warner kerfuffle and what it means for Australian cricket

Jarrod Kimber is 50% of the Two Chucks, and the mind responsible for cricketwithballs.com

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  • on June 15, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Umm, Hussey played IPL, MSD played IPL, ABD played IPL, Bravo played IPL. Have any of these guys got into trouble off the field? The problem is an individual's choice. Look at te way the likes of Hussey and Gichrist play the IPL. They are from the same country as Warner and yet look how they behave. Its got nothing to do with country, or money. Its purely an individual choice. Look at this way. Both Symonds and Ponting were in the same place where Warner is. Ponting decided to change his attitude and became a legend. Symonds on the other hand continued with his off field nonsense and soon disappeared. Its up to Warner to decide where he wants to go.

  • on June 15, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    It's not the money management... It's the attitude that's important...

  • wablo55 on June 14, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    Really interesting piece - great contrast of styles between Gideon and Jrod. It's very refreshing to see Aussie pundits analyse the recent recalcitrance of many of their team's players with a punitive mindset, absent of the faux need to excuse and justify. As an Englishman, I do wish that our own pundits in this country could operate in such an objective manner but alas, partisanship seems to be a prequisite for the employment of English pundits these days. I too agree that George Bailey has come across extremely well in recent meetings with the press. His humility and reserve have been the ideal tonic to the boorishness of some of his team mates. There is something of a culture of impunity amongst the new generation of cricketers; but I daren't say that this stops with the Aussies. The ECB need to ask what their players were doing at the Walkabout; and why - once again - Stuart 'My daddy is a match ref' Broad was so close to the fold when the fracas took place. Great piece though guys

  • vswami on June 14, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    What rubbish ! If people cant handle money from T20, its not money's problem. Its an upbringing,l family and culture problem.

  • on June 15, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Umm, Hussey played IPL, MSD played IPL, ABD played IPL, Bravo played IPL. Have any of these guys got into trouble off the field? The problem is an individual's choice. Look at te way the likes of Hussey and Gichrist play the IPL. They are from the same country as Warner and yet look how they behave. Its got nothing to do with country, or money. Its purely an individual choice. Look at this way. Both Symonds and Ponting were in the same place where Warner is. Ponting decided to change his attitude and became a legend. Symonds on the other hand continued with his off field nonsense and soon disappeared. Its up to Warner to decide where he wants to go.

  • on June 15, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    It's not the money management... It's the attitude that's important...

  • wablo55 on June 14, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    Really interesting piece - great contrast of styles between Gideon and Jrod. It's very refreshing to see Aussie pundits analyse the recent recalcitrance of many of their team's players with a punitive mindset, absent of the faux need to excuse and justify. As an Englishman, I do wish that our own pundits in this country could operate in such an objective manner but alas, partisanship seems to be a prequisite for the employment of English pundits these days. I too agree that George Bailey has come across extremely well in recent meetings with the press. His humility and reserve have been the ideal tonic to the boorishness of some of his team mates. There is something of a culture of impunity amongst the new generation of cricketers; but I daren't say that this stops with the Aussies. The ECB need to ask what their players were doing at the Walkabout; and why - once again - Stuart 'My daddy is a match ref' Broad was so close to the fold when the fracas took place. Great piece though guys

  • vswami on June 14, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    What rubbish ! If people cant handle money from T20, its not money's problem. Its an upbringing,l family and culture problem.

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  • vswami on June 14, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    What rubbish ! If people cant handle money from T20, its not money's problem. Its an upbringing,l family and culture problem.

  • wablo55 on June 14, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    Really interesting piece - great contrast of styles between Gideon and Jrod. It's very refreshing to see Aussie pundits analyse the recent recalcitrance of many of their team's players with a punitive mindset, absent of the faux need to excuse and justify. As an Englishman, I do wish that our own pundits in this country could operate in such an objective manner but alas, partisanship seems to be a prequisite for the employment of English pundits these days. I too agree that George Bailey has come across extremely well in recent meetings with the press. His humility and reserve have been the ideal tonic to the boorishness of some of his team mates. There is something of a culture of impunity amongst the new generation of cricketers; but I daren't say that this stops with the Aussies. The ECB need to ask what their players were doing at the Walkabout; and why - once again - Stuart 'My daddy is a match ref' Broad was so close to the fold when the fracas took place. Great piece though guys

  • on June 15, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    It's not the money management... It's the attitude that's important...

  • on June 15, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Umm, Hussey played IPL, MSD played IPL, ABD played IPL, Bravo played IPL. Have any of these guys got into trouble off the field? The problem is an individual's choice. Look at te way the likes of Hussey and Gichrist play the IPL. They are from the same country as Warner and yet look how they behave. Its got nothing to do with country, or money. Its purely an individual choice. Look at this way. Both Symonds and Ponting were in the same place where Warner is. Ponting decided to change his attitude and became a legend. Symonds on the other hand continued with his off field nonsense and soon disappeared. Its up to Warner to decide where he wants to go.