Joe Root warns David Warner to be ready for a hostile crowd in the next Ashes series

David Warner is expected to return to international cricket by April in 2019.

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Joe Root, England Test skipper, has warned David Warner to be ready for a hostile environment from the English public if he returns to the Australian fold for the 2019 Ashes series.

Warner, former Australian vice-captain, was suspended for 12 months for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year in South Africa. At the moment, Warner is all over the headlines for leaving the field in NSW Premier Cricket action after being sledged from an opponent.

The 32-year-old would be definitely facing more of the same in 2019 Ashes series in England, as Root made it clear that the Ashes crowd will not have any sympathy for Warner if he travels for the famous series between the two old arch-rivals of the game.

Root said, “I'm sure he will have to accustom himself to what might be a slightly hostile environment from the English public. I wouldn't wish that upon anyone, but time will tell as to what happens.”

On being asked about Warner’s latest act, English captain signed off by saying, “I haven't [considered it]. It is something you don't see very often. But unless you know exactly what went on out there, you can't say if it was a justified thing or not. You don't know what was said and you don't know what was involved and what happened out there.”

(Input: Sportstar Live)



By Rashmi Nanda - 30 Oct, 2018

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