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David Warner harshly reacts to Mitchell Johnson`s article

David Warner harshly reacts to Mitchell Johnson`s article


Former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson revealed that David Warner despatched him a “pretty bad” textual content message for his article which prompted him to criticise Warner. The speedster additionally acknowledged Chairman George Bailey`s reply as “quite disgusting.” David Warner harshly reacts to Mitchell Johnson`s article

Mitchell Johnson in his article questioned why Warner has the authority to decide on the retirement date regardless of performing poorly in Test cricket. The left-hander acknowledged earlier this 12 months, that he want to put an finish to his check profession at his house floor, Sydney Cricket Ground.

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As reported by ESPNcricinfo, when Johnson wrote an article within the West Australian questioning why Warner was getting a hero`s send-off in Test cricket regardless of his poor type and whether or not the chair of selectors Bailey was too near the gamers, he sparked a rare public slanging match among the many former Australia team-mates.

During a press convention following the announcement of Australia`s Test squad for the primary Test in opposition to Pakistan on Sunday, Bailey was requested to answer to Johnson`s essay and answered, “I hope he`s okay.”

Warner has not reacted publicly however his supervisor James Erskine hit again at Johnson. Erskine hit again at Johnson, stating that his questioning Warner`s choice wasn`t logical. Meanwhile, Usman Khawaja additionally defended the veteran opener and stated he “strongly disagreed” with Johnson`s assertion, saying that the opener and former skipper Steve Smith, who was additionally banned for a 12 months, had paid the worth for his or her blunders.

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As reported by ESPNcricinfo, on Tuesday, Johnson appeared on his podcast The Mitchell Johnson Cricket Show and claimed that the muse of his assault on Warner got here from a textual content message he obtained in April, following one other article Johnson wrote by which he questioned each Warner`s type and Candice Warner`s public defence of her husband`s Test place.

“I got a message from Dave, which was quite personal. I tried to ring to try and talk to him about it, which I`ve always been open to. I know I`ve been open to the guys when I finished playing. I said if I`m in the media and writing things or saying things that you don`t like, just come and speak to me,” Johnson was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“It was never a personal thing then until this point. This is probably what drove me to write the article as well, part of it. It was definitely a factor. Some of the stuff that was said in that, I won`t say it. I think that`s up to Dave to say it if he wants to talk about it. There was some stuff in there that was extremely disappointing, what he said, and pretty bad to be honest,” he added.

Johnson went on to say that his assault on Bailey was sparked partially by an in a single day textual content message he obtained from Australia`s chairman of selectors in response to a different article he just lately wrote by which he questioned why Western Australia fast Lance Morris had been withdrawn from a Sheffield Shield sport to handle his workloads forward of the Test summer season.

“He had sent me a message after the Lance Morris article that I wrote. It was just a little bit condescending. When you receive it at all hours of the morning, it was pretty disappointing,” Johnson stated.

Johnson was additionally enraged by Bailey`s response to his Sunday article, which he misinterpreted as a dig at his psychological state.

“To ask if I`m okay because I`ve had mental health issues is pretty much downplaying my article and putting it on mental health, which is quite disgusting, I think. It`s basically having a dig at someone`s mental health and saying that I must have something going on, a mental health issue has made me say what I have said. That`s not the truth. That`s completely the opposite. I`m actually clear-minded. I`m okay. I want to make sure everyone knows that I`m okay and I`m actually in a good headspace,” Johnson stated.

“I`m not angry, I`m not jealous. I`m just writing a piece that I felt like I needed to write. I probably was set off by getting a message from him at all hours of the morning and not having the respect to make a phone call,” he added.

“I wouldn`t say I was hurt by the messages. I was disappointed and it was unexpected. It probably just threw me off a bit. The thing I struggle with the most is not having those phone calls. I would prefer to have a conversation with those guys face-to-face or over the phone. Preferably face-to-face would be the best way to do it. So to get those messages was to me, very disrespectful,” he added.

Australia will face Pakistan in a three-match Test sequence, with the primary sport beginning on December 14.

(With ANI Inputs)


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