Australian Cricket Coach Ricky Ponting wants to be a mediator amid the ongoing conflict between Mitchell Johnson and David Warner. He said that he thinks that he needs to be the mediator.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has stated that he may have stepped in in the ongoing conflict between ex-bowler Mitchell Johnson and current opening batter David Warner. He expressed it while talking to the Australian broadcasting channel Sunrise.
Ricky stated that players should resolve such disagreements face to face rather than taking bullets at each other in the media. I’m going to have to get between these two guys at some point.
He believes he should act as a mediator, bringing them both into a room and letting them have it out rather than letting it play out in the media. They’re both feisty people. We know this problem dates back six or eight months, to the Ashes selection. That’s where it all began.
Furthermore, he said it appears like there was an issue that occurred without either of them sitting down and having a face-to-face chat. That’s something I’d like to see happen.
Mitchell Johnson vs David Warner
The conflict started when David sent Mitchell a pretty bad message in April 2023 which was on a personal level. It forced Mitchell to write The West Australian Column about David’s ball-tampering scandal.
Mitchell has played 256 international matches for Australia. He questioned in his column why Warner was being treated so nicely by the selectors despite being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in 2018.
According to Johnson, it’s been five years and David Warner has still not fully accepted responsibility for the ball-tampering controversy. Now, he is retiring which is based on more of the same arrogance and disregard for our country. Could someone please tell me why we are preparing for David Warner’s farewell series?
David has a red-ball average of 26.74 over the previous two years and failed to score large during the Ashes 2023, with only 285 runs in 10 innings at an average of 28.50.
Mitchell couldn’t understand why a player who had been suffering in Test cricket for a long time announced his retirement and was given a hero’s send-off.
He added why a struggling Test opener gets to nominate his retirement date. And why a player at the center of one of the biggest scandals in Australian cricket history warrants a hero’s send-off.
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