<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ashes 2013-14: David Warner spices up war of words" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130904171522.jpg" title="Ashes 2013-14: David Warner spices up war of words" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> David Warner was given a roasting by England supporters © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Brisbane: Nov 20, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a> batsman <a href="/tags/David-Warner/post" target="_blank">David Warner </a>has spiced up the war of words before Thursday's opening Ashes Test by telling <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>fast bowler Stuart Broad to "stop having a sook".<br /> <br /> Warner, who has earned a bad boy reputation for punching England batsman <a href="/tags/Joe-Root/post" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> in a nightclub and engaging in a Twitter war with journalists, has also taken a pot shot at England batsman Kevin Pietersen and his ego.<br /> <br /> Broad has gained notoriety in Australia after he refused to walk after being caught off a thick edge during the last series in England, and has been a constant talking point in the lead-up to the Gabba Test.<br /> <br /> He reacted angrily on Twitter on Monday to accusations he took offence to some choice words from members at the Sydney Cricket Ground last week during a tour match.<br /> <br /> Broad strongly denied two spectators were ejected at the request of the England team, but Warner said he needed to lighten up.<br /> <br /> "He's already complaining and having a sook [sulk]," Warner told reporters Wednesday, using an Australian term for someone who is acting like a cry-baby.<br /> <br /> "He can expect a lot. If you have a good laugh and enjoy it, people get behind you. That's what happened with me in England."<br /> <br /> Warner was given a roasting by England supporters and gave it back to them in Manchester during the July-August series, his first match since being suspended for punching Root in a Birmingham nightclub.<br /> <br /> Warner was also forthright when asked for his take on Pietersen ahead of his 100th Test match at the Gabba.<br /> "He's already talking his garbage, but that's how he is," Warner said. "He lets his ego take over and he thrives on that.<br /> <br /> "We're here to spoil it (Pietersen's 100th Test) and I reckon we will."<br /> <br /> England captain <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook </a>gave his support to Broad, saying he liked his feisty style.<br /> <br /> "He's a very combative character, he's an in-your-face type of cricketer. I like that about him," Cook said Wednesday.<br /> <br /> "Anytime you set him a challenge he has stood up and delivered. He's done that a number of times for an England team. He's got the ability to change games very quickly. He's had a good preparation, he looks in fine fettle with the ball and he's raring to go."