Ashes 2021-22: Ex-AUS pacer tells Warne to ‘shut up’ for criticising Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc

author
1 minute, 46 seconds Read

Ashes 2021-22: Ex-AUS pacer tells Warne to ‘shut up’ for criticising Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc – Usman Khawaja produced a magnificent century in the fourth Ashes Test, which marked Australia’s return to the format after nearly two years.

Usman Khawaja scored a ninth Test century as Australia declared their first innings on 416/8 in the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney. The 35-year-old Khawaja, who was playing in his first Test since 2019, helped to anchor Australia’s innings alongside Steve Smith (67), and then solidly held one end to ensure Australia scored a big total in the first innings.

Following Khawaja’s magnificent innings, former Australia bowler Chadd Sayers warned former leg-spinner Shane Warne to’shut up’ after the former leg-spinner had been critical of the left-handed batter’s inclusion in the XI.

“Australia has been waiting a long time for Mitchell Marsh to come good, and right now he’s in the form of his life,” Warne said when the lineup for the fourth Test was named.
“As a bowler, I simply ask myself, “Would I rather bowl to Khawaja or Mitchell Marsh?” I’d prefer to bowl to Khawaja.”

Ashes 2021-22: Ex-AUS pacer tells Warne to ‘shut up’ for criticising Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc

Sayers, on his official Twitter profile, wrote, “Shane Warne keeps bagging his own Aussie players. Went hard at Starc – Wrong and now Uzzie – wrong #shutup.”

Sayers also reacted angrily to Warne’s criticism of Mitchell Starc, who had performed admirably in the Ashes series thus far. With 15 wickets in three matches, the left-armer is presently the series’ leading wicket-taker. Warne had questioned Starc’s inclusion in the XI and wanted Jhye Richardson to take his place.

“He needs to rediscover some rhythm and form,” Warne said of Starc. “He had a terrible [T20] World Cup.”

“He’s just not good enough at bowling.” At the Gabba, it’s far too significant. So I’m completely behind Jhye Richardson.”

Australia has already won the five-match Ashes series with relatively easy victories in the first three games.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *