Shane Warne says Australian team needs to stop 'whingeing' and get on with the game

Spin legend Shane Warne has urged the current Australian cricket team to stop "whingeing" and get on with the game.

PTI, May 18, 2018 20:20:15 IST

Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne has urged the current Australian cricket team to stop "whingeing" and get on with the game.

Warne, who was part of the commentary team in South Africa when the ball-tampering scandal happened, said he sensed a problem in the Australia camp when they started complaining about the opposition after things didn't go their way.

Shane Warne says Australian team needs to stop whingeing and get on with the game

File image of Shane Warne. Getty Images

"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," Warne was quoted as saying by News Corporation.

"I think that's un-Australian, I have never really heard any Australian sides do that," added Warne, who took 708 wickets in 145 Tests.

The ball-tampering scandal cost heavily for three Australian players, including now banned captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

While Smith and Warner were banned for one year by Cricket Australia for their involvement in the scandal, Bancroft, who was tasked to execute the motive on the ground, has been suspended for nine months.

Warne also said that Australia should never emulate the playing style of their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand as many has suggested.

"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," he said.

"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.

Updated Date: May 18, 2018 20:20:15 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254