Mitchell Johnson and David Warner
Mitchell Johnson and David Warner (Credits:X)

Former Australian cricketer Brad Haddin shared his verdict on the tiff between Mitchell Johnson and David Warner. He said that he never saw any beef between the two greats of Australian cricket and the former’s comment came as a surprise for him. 

Ahead of the Test series between Australia and Pakistan, a new drama has unfolded in Australian cricket. Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson made shocking comments related to veteran opener David Warner, who will be playing his last Test in Sydney against Pakistan. 

Writing in his column for the West Australian, Mitchell Johnson stated that David Warner was part of the sandpapergate scandal and he didn’t deserve to decide when he wanted to hang his boots in Tests. He added that a non-performing Test opener shouldn’t get to decide when he will end his career. 

Brad Haddin was surprised by Mitchell Johnson’s statement and stated that David Warner and Johnson have had great memories playing together. Speaking to Fox Cricket, he explained: 

“I have played with both Mitch (Johnson) and Dave (Warner) and they have won World Cups together, they have won Ashes together, they have gone through some tough conditions side by side. I have never seen any beef between them. So from my point of view, I am a bit lost by where it came from between those two.” 

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I hope they sit and sort out what they need to –  Brad Haddin On Mitchell Johnson and David Warner 

Brad Haddin further pointed out how David Warner and Mitchell Johnson have contributed together hugely for Australia. He hoped that the duo end the fight soon and sort out what was between them. He added: 

“We have had some great memories playing together for Australia. Be it the 2015 World Cup win or the summer of 2014 where we clean swept England at home at the Ashes. It is great to see the way the crowd bounces on the back of your success and enjoys their holidays while seeing you play. I hope when the heat goes out of what’s going on, they are able to sit down and sort out what they need to.” 

Mitchell Johnson’s comments have left many surprised and have earned many reactions. However, David Warner is yet to react to it. He will be seen in action when the Test series between Australia and Pakistan kickstarts on 14th December.

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