Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has lashed out on the on-field behaviour of Australian opener David Warner and has opined to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to introduce yellow and red cards to keep such players under control. Warner was involved in an ugly spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma yesterday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In his column for a leading cricket website, he wrote
“Warner can play, but he is the most juvenile cricketer I have seen on a cricket field. I don’t care how good he is: if he continues to show all those watching that he doesn’t care, he must be removed, either by Cricket Australia or definitely by the world governing body. The more he gets away with it, the more others will follow his pitiful actions. Already we see one or two of his team-mates enjoying being close to his hideous energy.”
He also said Warner is the worst the worst behaved cricketer at present and recommended the governing body a solution for these type of behaviour.
“Fining these serial offenders is not going to work. You have to take them out of the game for extended periods. Two yellow cards should result in a red card, which should ban any player for six months. This is the only way it will be dealt with.”
England batsman was one of the first to voice his opinion on Crowe’s suggestion and called it a “Stupid one” in twitter.