Shane Warne hits back on former Australian bowler Chadd Sayers – who told the spin star to “shut up”

Shane Warne has beaten back former Australian cricket colleague Chadd Sayers, who told the spin legend to “shut up” after criticizing Mitchell Starc and Usman Khawaja earlier on the series.

Sayers questioned Warne’s verdict after Khawaja reached a century in the fourth ash test in Sydney, and also brought up Warne’s request to ditch Mitchell Starc – just before claiming a wicket on the series’ first ball.

But Warne responded to Sayers’ claims by insisting he not “bag” Khawaja by saying he would rather bowle with him than Mitchell Marsh before criticizing the 34-year-old’s own cricket career .

Shane Warne (above) has hit back on Chadd Sayers' criticism of his expert airborne claims

Shane Warne (above) has hit back on Chadd Sayers’ criticism of his expert airborne claims

Sayers (above) urged Warne to

Sayers (above) urged Warne to “shut up” after criticizing Mitchell Starc and Usman Khawaja

Sayers initially tweeted on Thursday: “Shane Warne continues to pack his own Australian players. Went hard at Starc – wrong and now Uzzie – wrong #shutup. ‘

To which Warne replied later that day, “Hey Champion, Fyi – to say you’d rather bowl at Khawaja than Marsh means not bagging anyone.”

‘Ps I was playing spin. You rolled the so-called “tempo”. The keeper was in the same place hahaha.

‘PPS You’d need a helmet to go bowling to M Marsh now.’

Sayers, who played on Test in his career, hit Warne for criticizing the Australian couple

Sayers, who played on Test in his career, hit Warne for criticizing the Australian couple

Warne hit back later Thursday by defending his comments and slamming Sayers' career

Warne hit back later Thursday by defending his comments and slamming Sayers’ career

Warne said he would rather bow to Khawaja (above) than Mitchell Marsh before the former's barrel in the fourth ash test

Warne said he’d rather bowl Khawaja (above) than Mitchell Marsh before hitting the former’s ton on the fourth Ashes test

Swing Bowler Sayers only played one Test for Australia – against South Africa in 2018 – which is tough compared to Warne’s 145 red ball excursions for his country.

But Warne was trolled on social media by Australian fans on the first day of opening testing at the Gabba last month, shortly after calling for Bowler Starc to be removed from Fox Sports’ service for Jhye Richardson.

That was because Starc knocked England opener Rory Burns out of the way in the first Ball of the Ashes and sent Australia to a clear win at the Gabba – and the series.

“He has to find a bit of rhythm and form,” said Warne about Starc before the opening ball. ‘He had a really poor one [T20] World Championship.

Warne also struck Starc (right) just before the bowler knocked out Rory Burns in the first ball of the Ashes streak

Warne also struck Starc (right) just before the bowler knocked out Rory Burns in the first ball of the Ashes streak

“He just can’t bowl well enough. It’s too important in the gabba. So I’m all for Jhye Richardson. ‘

But after Burns was fired by the maligned Starc, fans couldn’t hide their delight that Warne had been proven wrong.

“The dynamic of Shane Warne” when I say Mitchell Starc sucks and watch it upsets him “is exactly the same as Michael Vaughan-Stuart Broad’s,” one fan said on Twitter.

Australian cricket fans ridiculed Warne last month after his demand for Starc exit backfired

Australian cricket fans ridiculed Warne last month after his demand for Starc exit backfired

“Shane Warne criticized Starc for throwing a half volley after taking a wicket with the Ashes first ball,” said another.

“Something really nice about Shane Warne being in the comment box to call Starc taking a wicket with the first ball of ashes,” said one fan.

Others claimed it was unfair for Warne to question the delivery, and one cited the ball that made Burns “a full-length outswinger – not a half-volley”.

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