Warner barbs behind Stokes' Ashes heroics
Ben Stokes has revealed in his new book that being sledged relentlessly by David Warner inspired his stunning innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.Stokes' unbeaten 135 that inspired England to a one-wicket win to level the Ashes series at 1-1 has been widely lauded as the greatest innings of all time as the hosts chased down 369 to win thanks to his unlikely 76-run last wicket-stand with Jack Leach.
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Stokes said Warner 's comments to him on the field inspired his match-winning innings in the third "He just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there," Stokes says of Warner , in his new book Paine added: "I was obviously standing next to David the whole time and you are allowed to talk on
Australia captain Tim Paine has blasted England all-rounder Ben Stokes for taking a "cheap shot" at David Warner, claiming he was using the controversial opening batsman to spike sales of his new book.
In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner's sledging motivated Stokes during his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test this year.
Stokes's incredible unbeaten 135 at Headingley steered England to a record run chase and thrilling one-wicket win to square the five-match series at 1-1.
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Australia captain Tim Paine has labelled as a cheap shot Ben Stokes ' claim that sledging from David Warner provided extra motivation for him at Headingley. Stokes writes in his new book, On Fire, that Warner “just wouldn’t shut up for most of my time out there” compiling an unbeaten 135 that enabled
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"He just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there," Stokes said of Warner, who insists he has reformed and is no longer the brash character who was banned for a year over a ball-tampering scandal.
"I could accept it from just about any other opponent. Truly. Not from him, though," Stokes added.
"The changed man he was adamant he'd become, the one that hardly said boo to a goose and even went as far as claiming he had been re-nicknamed 'Humble' by his Australia team-mates, had disappeared."
Paine disputed the characterisation and was adamant Warner did nothing wrong.
Asked if it was a cheap shot by Stokes, Paine replied: "Oh absolutely.
"I was obviously standing next to David the whole time (at first slip) and you are allowed to talk on the cricket field," he told reporters on Sunday in Brisbane ahead of a Test series against Pakistan.
"But by no means was he abusing him or sledging him.
"It just seems to be a common trend in England that they like to use Davey's name to spike book sales."
David Warner delays opening day proceedings after losing his baggy green minutes before anthems .
About to run out onto the Gabba to play in his first Test match in almost two years, David Warner was missing perhaps what's most important.About to run out onto the Gabba to play in his first Test match in almost two years, David Warner was missing perhaps what's most important.