Joe Root (above) has brushed aside David Warner's comparison    Getty Images
Joe Root (above) has brushed aside David Warner’s comparison Getty Images

It was just days back when Australian batsman David Warner termed the upcoming Ashes 2017-18 as ‘war’ between the two nations in the sport. However, England Test skipper Joe Root has brushed aside Warner’s comparison and said that he was taking the series to ‘extreme’ when it is not as such. Warner, when asked about the Ashes, had said, “The history, the pride that is at stake. As soon as you step on that line it’s war. You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition’s eye and work out how can I dislike this player, how can I get on top of him. You’ve got to find that spark in yourself to really take it to the opposition. You have to delve and dig deep into yourself to get some sort of hatred about them.” Ashes 2017-18: ENG have players capable of doing something really special without Stokes, insists Root

Root on Warner’s ‘war’ comments: “I wouldn’t say that’s exactly how I go about it. It’s a competitive sport, everyone goes out there desperate to do well, desperate to win, I would never refer to it as war, I think that’s a bit extreme. You know what you get with David. What you see is what you get. He’s passionate, he wants to do well for his country and it’s going to be a very entertaining series,” said Root, as reported by AFP.