Warne infuriated by 'wrong' Khawaja blowback

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Add Chadd Sayers to the database of erstwhile Australian Test players to person gotten nether Shane Warne's skin, with the legendary erstwhile rotation bowler letting rip with some barrels astatine the erstwhile Shield prima connected Twitter.

Sayers was 1 of galore onlookers who powerfully disagreed with Warne's sentiment that yesterday's feel-good century-maker Usman Khawaja should person been overlooked by the selectors for this Test lucifer successful favour of a callback for Mitchell Marsh, who was called into the squad arsenic screen aft Travis Head was ruled retired owed to COVID-19.

Specifically, Warne declared helium would "much alternatively vessel to Khawaja" than Mitchell Marsh.

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While Warne has since said aggregate times that helium was simply backing an in-form superstar successful the making, alternatively than knocking the claims of Khawaja, his comments person inactive travelled acold and wide and near him unfastened to mockery.

That invitation was taken by Sayers, who described Warne arsenic "wrong" astir Khawaja and besides astir Mitchell Starc, who has often seemed a favourite people of the Fox Cricket commentator.

"Shane Warne keeps bagging his ain Aussie players," Sayers tweeted. "Went hard astatine Starc - Wrong, and present Uzzie - wrong. Shut up."

Not 1 to instrumentality disapproval lightly, Warne fired backmost a tweet of his own, utilizing the accidental to springiness yet different unflattering opinion, this clip astir Sayers' bowling.

"Hey champ, Fyi - Saying you would similar to vessel to Khawaja than Marsh is not bagging anyone."

"Ps, I bowled spin. You bowled truthful called 'pace'.

"The keeper stood successful the aforesaid spot hahaha. Ps, you would request a helmet bowling to Mitchell Marsh close now."

Sayers isn't the archetypal erstwhile Australian Test subordinate to get some barrels from Warne publicly, with the 'king of spin' utilizing his level to instrumentality semi-regular shots astatine his erstwhile skipper Steve Waugh, who helium fell retired with aft helium was dropped for a Test during Australia's circuit of the West Indies successful 1999.

Warne was besides criticised for his opinions by Mitchell Johnson earlier this summer, with the erstwhile left-arm speedy telling Wide World of Sports that Warne's commentary connected Mitchell Strarc could beryllium damaging.

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