Twitter blasts Shane Warne for suggesting Australian bowlers to 'rip the helmet off' of Cheteshwar Pujara

Twitter blasts Shane Warne for suggesting Australian bowlers to ‘rip the helmet off’ of Cheteshwar Pujara

Shane Warne faced severe criticism for his comments.

Australia v India: 4th Test: Day 5
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

It is amazing how even after 14 years of his retirement from international cricket, Shane Warne still finds himself in between all the controversial news. On day five of the final Test between Australia and India, Warne once again made the headlines for one of his suggestions to the home team while he was doing commentary for fox sports. 

As India was trying to do their best to chase down the steep target of 328 set by Australia, Cheteshwar Pujara found himself in the middle at the Gabba. He took over a hundred balls to score just 11 runs. As the Aussie bowlers were failing to breach his defenses, they decided to use a tactic of bowling bouncers at him. The short ball tactics weren’t really working against the 32-year-old but the Aussie pace attack kept peppering him with bouncers. 

Twitter not impressed with Shane Warne’s comments

The former Australian spinner Shane Warne was in the commentary box observing all of this. After a certain time, the legend decided to offer some suggestions to the bowling unit. He talked about how the bowlers can rough Pujara up a little bit more with some more bouncers. He went on to suggest that they can try to cause him problems by ripping his helmet off with a ball. 

His exact words were, “I reckon rough Pujara up. He’s in his zone, he’s in his rhythm here. Upset him, try and rip the helmet off. Give him some short stuff.” 

The comments weren’t taken nicely by many cricket fans. The 51-year-old faced severe criticism for his comments. Some fans felt that Warne’s comments were insensitive considering the fact that it could potentially hurt the batsman.

Here are some of the tweets:



Warne was involved in another controversy recently

Warne had been in the news recently, with his controversial interaction with Andrew Symonds about Marnus Labuschagne going on air by mistake. From time to time, it is almost absurd that Warne gets into a controversy. 

Pujara got out, having faced 210 balls and scored 56 runs. Rishabh Pant was the main man for Team India as he went on to score 89* runs to take the Indian team home at the historic Gabba.