England all-rounder Ben Stokes is the utilization of Australia opener David Warner to sell his original book, says Australia captain Tim Paine.
Stokes mentioned Warner’s comments to him on the topic impressed his match-winning innings within the third Ashes Test at Headingley within the summer.
Requested whether it turned into an economical shot by Stokes, Paine mentioned: “Oh completely.”
He added: “It correct appears to be a habitual pattern in England that they fancy to use Davey’s identify to spike book sales.”
Stokes, who turned into dropped at sail by Warner, scored an unbeaten 135 as England executed their sage bustle crawl of 359 to sage regarded as one of their ideal victories.
“He correct would no longer shut up for most of my day time accessible,” Stokes says of Warner, in his original book, ‘On Fireplace’.
“A couple of of the Aussies were being quite chirpy but, in whine, David Warner seemed as if it would hang his heart attach on disrupting me.
“I would possibly per chance possibly accept it from correct about any other opponent. In actuality. Now no longer from him, though.”
Paine added: “I turned into clearly standing next to David the full time and you is seemingly to be allowed to keep in touch on the cricket topic.
“But by no plot turned into he abusing him or sledging him.”
Victory at Headlingley brought England level at 1-1 within the assortment, but Australia won the fourth Test to retain the Ashes earlier than England won the closing Test to arrangement the assortment 2-2.
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