Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott has delivered a simple but stinging message to David Warner in the wake of the ball-tampering affair that saw the Australian batsman receive a year-long ban from Cricket Australia.
In a short tweet, the subject of which was obvious, Trott gained thousands of interactions after writing, simply: “Goodbye David ?” following the news Warner had been banned and speculation that he may never again play for Australia.
Goodbye David ??
— Jonathan Trott (@Trotty) March 28, 2018
England players have spoken of receiving general sledging from Warner in the past, but the Warwickshire man in particular has never forgotten the former Australian vice-captain’s words at the time of Trott’s own departure from the 2013/14 Ashes tour due to a stress-related illness.
Speaking in a press conference during the first Test of the series in Brisbane, Warner said: “It does look like they have got scared eyes at the moment.”
“The way Trotty got out today was pretty poor and weak.”
Warner later admitted he went a little too far with his comments, but Trott clearly hasn’t forgotten.