Australian cricket star David Warner has responded calmly to former teammate Mitchell Johnson’s recent criticism, choosing not to engage in controversy. Johnson had raised doubts about Warner’s current form and referred to the infamous ball-tampering incident in a recent column.
In a recent Fox Cricket event, the 37-year-old opening batter addressed the comments, stating, “It wouldn’t be a summer without a headline, would it? It is what it is. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions.” This marks Warner’s first public response to Johnson’s harsh words.
Warner, who expressed a desire for a farewell Test in Sydney during the upcoming series against Pakistan, has received support from Australian selectors despite a recent dip in form. The player, known for his resilience, credited his upbringing for his ability to withstand media scrutiny and criticism.
Reflecting on his cricket journey, Warner highlighted the significance of perseverance. Australian Test captain Pat Cummins echoed support for Warner, emphasizing the team’s protective stance towards long-standing members. Cummins chose to focus on the team’s recent successes and the positive aspects of Australian cricket rather than dwelling on critical commentary.