Australian spin-bowling legend Shane Warne reportedly suffered an accident after he fell from his bike on Sunday(28th November). Warne was driving the bike with his son Jackson riding pillion and slipped from the bike.
Although Warne avoided any kind of serious injury, he is still experiencing some pain. Warne said that he was afraid that he might have broken his leg or hip, so he went to the hospital for a check-up. However, he is expected to be fit for doing commentary for the Ashes series against England starting December 8 at the Gabba.
“I'm a bit battered and bruised and very sore ,” said Shane Warne after the accident according to The Age.
Shane Warne is expected to do the broadcasting duties for Fox Sports during the Ashes 2021-22 series. The five-Test Ashes 2021-22 series is all set to begin from December 8 at the Gabba, Brisbane. Meanwhile, England And Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) had a talk over the fate of the series after the outbreak of a new variant of Covid-19.
England managing director Ashley Giles said:“It's very early days but we are starting that conversation [with Australia]. There are going to be changed to border controls in terms of our families being allowed to travel and we clearly hope that's not going to affect us. But we are in the hands of national and local governments.”
Steve Smith should not be vice-captain: Shane Warne
Earlier Warne slammed Cricket Australia for announcing Steve Smith as the vice-captain of the Australian Test team. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins was named the captain of the Australia test team after Tim Paine decided to resign as Test captain following a sexting scandal. He became the 47th skipper to lead the Australian men's side in the longer format. Former skipper Steve Smith also returns to a key leadership role in Australian cricket as Pat Cummins' deputy.
“In my opinion, announcing him as vice-captain opens up Cricket Australia for ridicule and criticism. We all love Steve Smith and are proud that he's the best Test batsmen in the world again. But he should not be the Australian vice-captain,” Warne said in his Herald Sun column
“Everyone makes mistakes we know that and we've moved on from sandpaper-gate. But that happened under Steve Smith's captaincy; he allowed that to happen on his watch. I think the punishment he was given was way too severe, which I said at the time. He paid a huge price for his mistake,” he further said.
“But his second chance is getting to play for Australia again. And in my opinion, announcing him as vice-captain opens up Cricket Australia for ridicule and criticism. They should throw the code of conduct out the window,” he added.
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