Australian leg-spin legend Shane Warne has criticized the Australian team after their 82 run loss to Sri Lanka in the second one-day international. The former spin star is not happy with the nation’s Test side either, who slumped to a three-nil series defeat to Sri Lanka earlier this month.
When the former great starts tweeting to his 2.79 million followers, the flow on effect can be astronomical.
“Not happy with Aust’s test or one-day team. Bits and pieces players who aren’t good enough at either are not the answer — specialists are !”, Warne said his outburst.
The Test series loss to Sri Lanka has prompted calls for specialists to be selected for tours of Asia, where the spinners dominate proceedings.
Australian captain Steve Smith, who is returning home to spend time with his family, will not play the remaining three ODIs and two-match T20I series, said the concept could be looked at for Australia’s series in India in February.
“We have to continue to try and find a way to have success in these conditions, and we haven’t been good enough,” he said.
“We’ve got plenty of specialists. We’ve obviously got a few all-rounders.
“But I think they do a good job as well. Shane’s entitled to his opinion, but I think we’ve got the right guys here to get the job done.”
Australia under the captaincy of Steve Smith lost the Test series 3-0 against Sri Lanka have won their first series in the last one year.