Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott left for England after suffering from stress-related illness © Getty Images

Nov 26, 2013

Australia opener David Warner on Tuesday apologised for calling England batsman Jonathan Trott as “poor and weak” during the first Ashes Test at Brisbane.

Trott, on Monday left for England after suffereing from stress-related illness. As a result, Warner’s comments came in for heavy criticism from various quarters.

Warner in his defense said “I made those comments for a reason. [On Sunday] the bounce and pace got to them again.”

He was quoted as saying by BBC, “It is Ashes cricket — probably went a little bit too far with the comments.”

Trott joins the list of other England players like Marcus Trescothick, Michael Yardy, Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison to have suffered from strees-related illness during their playing days.