Warne willing to help out Australia
Australian spin legend Shane Warne has said he is willing to help out Cricket Australia (CA) and has a very solid question as to why more of his former international teammates haven’t been appointed as consultants.
Warne is of the opinion that the experience of the retired Test players should be used more to help bring through the next crop of Aussie talent.
In his column for The Herald Sun, Warne revealed that he has already put up his hands to provide aid to the troubled CA and he believes all the othere former crickers too would think that they also can help.
“I put my hand up to Pat Howard a few times, told him I was available if they needed me. 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.
“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. Why not ask Glenn McGrath, offer him a contract to help with the fast bowlers?”
According to Warne, the involvement of right people and the placement of the right environment is very much needed for producing quality cricketers in future.
He said, “We just think we are going to produce cricketers, but that wouldn’t happen until the right people were involved and the right environment was put in place.
“Everyone is jumping on the players because they are not performing but we have to take a step back and ask why? Are they good enough?The talent in Australia is good. It comes back to how they are being taught to play, more importantly the style they are being taught to play.”