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'Criticising other players can come back to bite you'

Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh has said David Warner should let his bat do the talking in the second Test after comments aimed at Jonathan Trott

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 29, 2013

Posted by milepost on (November 30, 2013, 21:24 GMT)

It's really funny how people base their knowledge and comments on assumptions. 1. It will be a batting wicket therefore England are guaranteed to be in the match as they have an automatic right to score runs? Nope. 2. Harris is 34 so can't bowl without his walking frame. Nope. 3. Let's chuck form out the window, who cares if England have been awful for years, they will mop the floor with the Aussies. Nope. Their tour is over.

Posted by PACERONE on (November 30, 2013, 21:22 GMT)

If the England management was asked about Trott as to if he had a problem,I think that the answer would not of shed any light on his problems.Warner could see that something was not right with Trott and said so.Nothing is wrong with that.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 16:01 GMT)

maybe talking help his confidence no one is perfect,he will have his good days and his bad days then someone will talk about him.

Posted by jokerbala on (November 30, 2013, 14:37 GMT)

Very true. People are going to have a go at Warner next times he fails. Probably Warner is feeling good about his batting at the moment but things can take a quick turn in cricket as as the classy Mark Waugh has said.

Posted by Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on (November 30, 2013, 9:08 GMT)

Nothing wrong with what Warner said though I think the consensus is he should keep his mouth shut. Perhaps he can fall back on a career in fortune telling.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 4:03 GMT)

Does anyone really take what David Warner has to say seriously? His record as a batsman is not as good as Trott's anyway. Michael Clarke maybe as a world class batsman and intelligent captain, but I'd have thought that sledging takes one's focus away from the goal of taking wickets, etc.

Posted by mazdonal on (November 30, 2013, 2:41 GMT)

Warner seems to have a behaviour problem. Like Mark Waugh says these kind od remarks can come back to bite him. He has a far from perfect technique himself and the number of times he has got out going forward to balls pitched far from him which are swinging away is more than I care to remember.

Professional chricketers are a club and must stick together. They should show respect for what the other members of the community are trying to do. They are all in this together.

It can and will happen to him as well and he will find very few supporters

Posted by disco_bob on (November 29, 2013, 22:34 GMT)

Why would Warner regret what he said, he did not know about Trott's condition and he simply remarked that he saw fear. He certainly saw something was not right and perhaps it is the England management who allowed Trott to keep playing in a more hostile atmosphere after he was already showing signs of not coping in England.

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