Australia’s ‘Elite Honesty’ termed ‘verbal diarrhoea’ by Warne!
Australia has been defeated by South Africa in a margin of 6 wickets in the first ODI match in Perth.
Australia’s living legend Shane Warne, who are known never to cut his words only to make it sound ‘nice’, termed Australia’s new buzz of words as nothing but ‘verbal diarrhoea’.
Frustratingly witnessing the dismal show of cricketers in the field against South Africa, the all time great leggy said the team should concentrate more on actions than mere talking.
Following the horrific ball tampering scandal that shook the core of Australian cricket, the higher authorities of countries’ cricket has been pronouncing the prospect of ‘cultural review’.
Pictures had emerged of the Australian dressing room at the Perth Stadium plastered with buzzwords like ‘Elite Honesty’.
“Forget all the words, forget the verbal diarrhoea and all that sort of stuff,” Warne said during his Foxtel commentary.
“That’s just rubbish, that sort of stuff. Seriously, it makes you want to vomit.
Warne, Test cricket’s second most successful bowler, said the words won’t make any difference and the focus should be on the performance. “At the end of the day, cricket is a simple game and it’s a performance-based game. You’ve got to perform on the field.
“All these words and everything – it’s all about actions. And I think it’s got to be the basics.”
“Can I just cut to the chase here,” Warne said. “They need to find who the best captain is for each form of the game and say ‘guys, run with me, this is the style of game we want to play’,” he said.
“They lead by example, by their actions. What they do on the field, how they prepare, what they help the younger players with and the rest will follow. If the leaders of the team aren’t performing and they’re not setting a good example then that won’t create inspiration from within, it’s as simple as that.
“What they (Australia) are worrying about is trying to look like they are doing the right thing. You can’t forget what Australians are, their DNA. And that is hard aggressive, positive cricket and then play fairly,” the legend gushed with disappointment.