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Warne accuses present Australian team of too much whingeing

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Spin legend has urged the current Australian team to stop "whingeing" and get on with the game.

Warne, who was part of the commentary team in when the ball-tampering scandal happened, said he sensed a problem in the camp when they started complaining about the opposition after things didn't go their way.

"I'm not sure there were team culture problems but I have noticed there is a lot of whingeing coming out of the Australian camp in recent times, about the opposition and things like that," was quoted as saying by Corporation.

"I think that's un-Australian, I have never really heard any Australian sides do that," added the leg-spin great, who took 708 wickets in 145 Tests.

The ball-tampering scandal cost heavily for three Australian players, including now banned Steve Smith, his deputy and

While Smith and Warner were banned for one year by for their involvement in the scandal, Bancroft, who was tasked to execute the motive on the ground, has been suspended for nine months.

also said that should never emulate the playing style of their Trans-Tasman rivals as many has suggested.

"But I think it's a great opportunity for everyone in world to draw a line in the sand and say 'how do we want to play the game?' 'What do we stand for?' 'What's the style of play we want?' I don't think we want to play like the Kiwis, which I heard someone say. I mean, c'mon. The Kiwis, no thank you," he said.

"But we probably want something in between the Kiwis and Australia at the moment. I want us to play hard but fair, tough, uncompromising cricket, but shake hands and play in the spirit of the game and show good sportsmanship.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:30 IST
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