Twitter blasts Shane Warne for suggesting Australian bowlers to ‘rip the helmet off’ of Cheteshwar Pujara
Shane Warne faced severe criticism for his comments.
Updated - Jan 19, 2021 4:07 pm
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:
Pujara may have got bruised a lot but Shane warne burnt more then pujara in commentary box. #AUSvsIND
— kandarp (@kandarp003) January 19, 2021
If you did, you wouldn’t say (at least not on air) to “bring Cummins on and rip his (Pujara’s) helmet off”. Shall we start calling you Shame Warne?
— Chandresh (@youiandus) January 19, 2021
Warne said Pujara is settled, unsettle him, rip his helmet off. Garbage
— sahil (@bak_sahil) January 19, 2021
— ડીપક પરાશર (@HotShot___) January 19, 2021
Shane Warne a great spin bowler. Best of his generation but equally a terrible human being. If he wants to rip of Pujara’s helmet, should come down and face some chin music himself. #INDvAUS #AUSvINDtest
— dan (@LazyMoviesta) January 19, 2021
— Ashwin Navale (@ashwinnavale) January 19, 2021
Pujara to Warne.. pic.twitter.com/BpO7ORBOLN
— What's in a name? (@Hramblings) January 19, 2021
Disrespectful from Warne to say that Pujara has been lucky. Resillance is the word.
— Pranjal Naik (@PranjalNaik10) January 19, 2021
AGREE, warne said today in commentry rip of the helmet of Pujara, how can a legend cricketer and comm said word like this?
— Vikash Singh (@Vikashksingh_) January 19, 2021
On video … Hazelwood after hitting on Pujara’s helmet asked him “you want another one”
Dirty dirty players Aussies are.
and Shane Warne tried to cover this up by saying that Hazelwood asked him “are you ok” #AusvInd
— 🐾 (@seapish) January 19, 2021
Replays confirmed Hazlewood sledged Pujara after hit him right on the head in the second session. Did not ask if he was okay like Warne stated. Not great for mine. #AUSvIND
— Denzel Washington Sundar (@GoldenViews00) January 19, 2021
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.