Shane Warne hits out at former England cricketer over Matt Prior’s Ashes jibe at Australia

first_imgLegendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has blasted former England batsman Chris Adams over his tweet that took a jibe at how Australia reacted to the close defeat in Leeds in the 3rd Ashes Test.Ben Stokes’s match-winning 135 not out kept the series and England’s Ashes hopes alive as the hosts completed a record chase to level the 5-match series at 1-1. Stokes stitched a 76-run stand for the 11th wicket with Jack Leach during which the tail-ender scored only 1 run.The drama-filled penultimate over of the match from Nathan Lyon gave rise to the controversy. It was first a simple opportunity to run Jack Leach out at the non-striker’s end after a horrible mix-up between the last English pair. However, Australia have seemingly robbed off an opportunity to retain the Ashes when on-field umpire Joel Wilson gave Stokes not out when he was trapped in front by Lyon.The replays showed 3 reds but Australia were unable to overturn the decision as they had used up all their reviews. Stokes held his nerve and helped England complete a miraculous chase.Even as Ben Stokes’ heroics dominated newspaper headlines, a section of Australian media highlighted umpire Joel Wilson’s costly error.Pointing out the said reactions, former England batsman Matt Prior took to Twitter to hit out at Australia.”Wow! They’re good at giving it but not that great at taking it! Hope everyone is having a great day in the sun,” Prior wrote.Replying to his countryman Prior’s Tweet, Chris Adams said: “Always been the case!!”advertisementWarne blasted Adams for the reply as he came up with a strongly-worded jibe at the former England cricketer.”Chris, you were nothing but a club cricketer ! So don’t even bore us with your dribble as no one is interested or cares in what you have to say ! Pipe down…..” Warne wrote.With the series tied at 1-1, England and Australia will have a lot to play for when they meet in the 4th Test, starting September 4 in Manchester. With Steve Smith expected to return after missing the third Test with a delayed concussion, Australia will have a slender edge in the much-anticipated 4th Test.Also See:last_img

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