Home Sports Cricket ‘Disrespect to our nation. They will run out of sandpaper’: Johnson’s freakishly vicious assault at ‘smug’ Warner

‘Disrespect to our nation. They will run out of sandpaper’: Johnson’s freakishly vicious assault at ‘smug’ Warner

‘Disrespect to our nation. They will run out of sandpaper’: Johnson’s freakishly vicious assault at ‘smug’ Warner


David Warner has been given the chance for a possible farewell on the Sydney Cricket Ground, as he secures a spot in Australia’s squad for the preliminary take a look at in opposition to Pakistan. The squad, introduced on Sunday, pertains particularly to the primary take a look at scheduled in Perth from December 14 to 18; within the occasion that Warner retains his place for the second Test on the Melbourne Cricket Ground commencing on Boxing Day, he stands an opportunity of realizing his desired farewell on his house floor in Sydney from January 3 to 7.

Mitchell Johnson launched a vicious attack at David Warner over the latter's 'farewell' series(Files)
Mitchell Johnson launched a vicious assault at David Warner over the latter’s ‘farewell’ collection(Files)

Warner’s current take a look at kind has been blended and he has averaged 28 in Test matches because the summer time of 2019 when he made a triple century in opposition to Pakistan at Adelaide. In December 2022, Warner did smash a double century in opposition to South Africa in Melbourne however inconsistency has marked Warner’s current video games within the longest format.

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While Warner has made clear his want to finish his Baggy Green profession at Sydney whereas persevering with to play for Australia in white ball cricket, former Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson has launched an all-out assault on the left-hander, questioning his place within the facet. Johnson, in an explosive column for The West Australian, questioned Warner’s integrity over sandpaper-gate scandal and said that permitting the batter a farewell regardless of contentious red-ball kind is a “disrespect” to the nation.

“As we prepare for David Warner’s farewell series, can somebody please tell me why?” Johnson wrote. “Why a struggling Test opener gets to nominate his own retirement date.

“And why a player at the centre of one of the biggest scandals in Australian cricket history warrants a hero’s send-off?” Johnson questioned.

While the fearsome former pacer – who shared the dressing room with Warner for a big interval throughout all codecs of the sport – acknowledged that Warner wasn’t alone within the notorious 2018 scandal, Johnson insisted that the batter used his energy has a “leader” within the group.

“Although Warner wasn’t alone in Sandpapergate, he was at the time a senior member of the team and someone who liked to use his perceived power as a ‘leader’,” Johnson wrote.

“Now the way he is going out is underpinned by more of the same arrogance and disrespect to our country. What will fans bring for Warner? Bunnings would sell out of sandpaper,” he wrote.

Commenting additional on Warner’s current kind, Johnson additionally attacked coach Andrew McDonald over his “strategy” in squad choice.

“Ultimately, an international cricket career is not just about your statistical achievements with bat or ball. How you held yourself and how you played the game will live long after you depart,” said the former Aussie quick.

“Australia coach Andrew McDonald said recently they will be picking this summer’s Test squad based on current performances.

“It would be nice to know how long this strategy has been in place because it doesn’t seem to have applied to Warner for quite a while.”


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