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Shane Warne calls Cricket Australia's elite honesty approach 'verbal diarrhoea'

Warne was commentating for Fox Cricket in the first ODI in Perth, where he shared his feelings on the Australian cricket's new mantra to get back to the winning ways.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Published on: November 04, 2018 17:36 IST
Shane Warne calls Cricket Australia's elite honesty approach 'verbal diarrhoea'
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Shane Warne calls Cricket Australia's elite honesty approach 'verbal diarrhoea'

Former spin wizard Shane Warne expressed his disappointment with the Australian team management, thrashing their new approach, 'elite honesty' towards the game and claimed it as a 'verbal diarrhoea'.

Australia are currently playing against the South African side in the ODI series. Before the first ODI in Perth, some photos were released to reveal the nation's new approach towards the game.

The dressing room was decorated with new content, some inspirational quotes and phrases that coach Justin Langer approved ahead of the South Africa series.

The one phrase that got the major attentions of many fans on social media was the 'elite honesty'.

Warne was commentating for Fox Cricket in the first ODI in Perth, where he shared his feelings on the Australian cricket's new mantra to get back to the winning ways.

"Can I cut to the chase here? They need to find the best captain, find who’s going to be the best captain for each form of the game and say ‘guys, run with me’," Warne said.

The Aussies are currently facing flak from both fans and critics alike because of their poor run across all three formats.

"Forget all the words, forget all the verbal diarrhoea and all that sort of stuff. That’s all rubbish, seriously, it makes you vomit. At the end of the day you’ve got to play cricket, it’s a simple game and it’s a performance-based game."

"You’ve got to perform on the field. All these words and everything, it’s all about actions and I think it’s all about basics. The captain and vice-captain lead the way and the rest come after you. You inspire, inspire from within with your performances and the way you perform on the field," he added.

Showing his support for the new limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch, the daunting spinner continued: “You can write your 200-page document, you can have sports science and high performance and all that other ridiculous stuff ... I think some of the stuff they’re worrying about is trying to look like they’re doing the right thing.” 

“You can’t forget what Australians are, their DNA, and that is hard, aggressive, positive cricket and then play fairly," he added.

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