Shane Warne calls Alastair Cook to ‘clear the air’
Cook's generally conservative approach came under fire from the legendary leg-spinner.
Alastair Cook’s (right) generally conservative approach came under fire from the legendary leg-spinner © Getty Images
London: Jul 18, 2014
Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour.
“It was good to clear the air and it was amicable,” Warne told the Daily Telegraph.
During England’s 5-0 Ashes series loss ‘Down Under’, Cook’s generally conservative approach came under fire from the legendary leg-spinner.
Warne had called Cook ‘boring’ in one his columns and the Englishman had reacted by saying that, “something needs to be done” to these personal remarks by the Aussie.
But on Thursday, Warne decided to call truce and speak to captain Cook personally.
“It was all starting to get a bit out of control. I asked for his number and I texted him to see if we could have five minutes on the phone.”
“We spoke for about an hour about lots of different things. I had my say, he had his say. He told me how he felt and I told him how I felt about certain things,” said Warne.
Cook though has also been criticised for his defensive approach by fellow countryman Geoffery Boycott, stating that the 29-year-old “won’t make it as a tactical captain”.