Ex-Australian cricketer Shane Warne not happy with Australia's 'conservative' approach in Cricket World Cup 2019

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 21, 2019, 04.45 PM(IST)

File photo of former Australian cricketer Shane Warne. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Shane Warne was unhappy over Australia's approach and expressed his opinion in a series of Twitter posts

David Warner's 166-run knock against Bangladesh on Thursday impressed the spectators and made headlines but former Australian cricketer Shane Warne is not happy with team's "conservative" approach in Cricket World Cup 2019. 

Australia defeated Bangladesh by 48 runs and are steadily inching closer towards the semi-finals with 10 points gained in six games they have played so far, the only game they lost to India. 

However, Australia great and spin legend Shane Warne was unhappy over Australia's approach and expressed his opinion in a series of Twitter posts.

"Ps I still believe Australia can challenge India & England for the World Cup trophy, but not with this game style or batting order," Warne said.

"Awesome from Maxwell & a stunning 100 from Warner too. Khawaja doing great, but ridiculous he didn't run," added the outstanding leg-spinner, a key member of Australia's 1999 World Cup-winning side.

"Why wasn't this happening 20 overs ago? As I said in previous tweets, Aust has the firepower but have decided to play conservatively till the last 10 overs! Why?"

But Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell told about Warne's tweets by reporters, said, "I think we went at 13s (runs per over) for the last 14 overs so I don't think we went that bad."

"I always respect what Warne says," he said. "For us it's about going out there and doing the best we can. 

"And whether or not we're batting slow or fast, I think you're going to get some form of criticism somewhere," he Maxwell.