Australia not playing the Australian way, ready to help: Shane Warne

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first_imgWith Cricket Australia “in disarray,” Shane Warne has offered to help the Baggy Greens to help them come out of their horror run.Australian cricket has been in tatters since Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier in the year. Since the nightmarish tour, Australia have continued their slide, losing a Test series against Pakistan despite a strong performance in the first match.Besides, Australia have lost seven successive ODIs – their longest losing streak in the format. On Friday, Australia were bowled out for 231 against South Africa in the second ODI. The Proteas chase was yet to get underway.Warne, regarded as the best leg-spinner to play the game and two-time World Cup winner, put his hand up to help revive Australian cricket and reckoned Cricket Australia should look at other former cricketers to help the beleaguered national team.Also read – Shane Warne reveals how ‘jealous people’ tried to turn him against Sachin Tendulkar”In the words of Donald Trump, let’s make cricket great again,” Warne said in a column for Melbourne’s Herald Sun.”Cricket Australia is in disarray — fact. CA has lost control and sight of what it was trying to achieve, to make cricket Australia’s favourite sport.Also read – Disciplining Jadeja, busting Kaif’s ego: Shane Warne recalls stint at Rajasthan Royals”That was its slogan and it was right but it has lost its way and thankfully heads are starting to roll.””I put my hand up to (outgoing team performance boss) Pat Howard a few times, told him I was available if they needed me,” Warne said. “I’ve always been happy to get involved in any role if Cricket Australia thought I could help the team. I’m sure all the ex-players would be the same.”advertisementAlso read – Shane Warne became Chelsea fan for life after encounter with knife-wielding supporter”We’ve got a lot of spinners coming through who I’ve helped in an informal role. And I’m more than happy to help in a formal basis if required,” he said. “Why not ask Glenn McGrath, offer him a contract to help with the fast bowlers.”We are not playing the Australian way at the moment, at any level.”last_img

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