Australia Don't Want to Play Like Kiwis: Shane Warne

Published - 18 May 2018, 05:26 PM | Updated - 09 Jan 2019, 06:55 PM

Shane Warne.
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The Newland’s sandpaper gate scandal is still keeping the Australians in the spotlight. The Baggy green brigade happened to be concurrently working on a cultural shift. But the legendary Shane Warne feels they have been guilty of whining too much.

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Warne recently signed with Fox Sports’ paywalled coverage of cricket in Australia. He will be keeping his thoughts on board and is sure to come up with headlines’ breaking analysis. He recently said that there was an attitude problem in the Australian camp before the Cape Town Test.

“I’m not sure there were team culture problems…but I have noticed there is a lot of whingeing coming out of the Australian camp in recent times, about the opposition and things like that. I think that’s un-Australian, I have never really heard any Australian sides do that,” Warne told News Corporation.

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Warne on adopting the Kiwi culture:

Ace spinner also went on to say that taking a leaf out of the Kiwis is not an option. The spin wizard slammed current Australian Test skipper Tim Paine’s comment on adopting the Kiwi culture.

“But I think it’s a great opportunity for everyone in world cricket to draw a line in the sand and say ‘how do we want to play the game? What do we stand for? What’s the style of play we want?’ I don’t think we want to play like the Kiwis, which I heard someone say. I mean, c’mon. The Kiwis, no thank you.” Warne said.

Shane Warne,
Warne bagged 708 Test scalps in 273 innings. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The current coach of the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Shane Warne went on to say that there should be something between the line.

“But we probably want something in between the Kiwis and Australia at the moment. I want us to play hard but fair, tough, uncompromising cricket, but shake hands and play in the spirit of the game and show good sportsmanship,” he concluded.


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