Trott amused at Warne`s sledging of Cook`s leadership abilities

London: England batsman Jonathan Trott has laughed off Australian spin legend Shane Warne`s criticism of England captain Alastair Cook, saying that it is amusing especially when England is 3-0 up in the Ashes.

According to the Daily Star, Warne has been highly critical of Cook`s leadership during the Old Trafford and the Durham Tests, labelling him `defensive and negative`, and tweeting that Cook is having a `horror` with his captaincy in those two Tests.

However, Trott firmly supported Cook, saying that although every person is entitled to their opinions, he is quite baffled and amused by Warne`s caustic criticisms given that England is 3-0 up in the Ashes.

Stating that Cook`s successful record speaks for himself as a captain, Trott further said that he felt that Cook has huge respect from his side with his uncompromising team-talks and ability to lead from the front, adding that he has captained in those two Tests in the same way he had been doing since he became a skipper.

The No.3 batsman has said that he has been impressed by the way that Cook has led the team since taking over from Andrew Strauss almost a year ago, adding that he thought that Cook`s captaincy was fantastic in the first Test as he got England over the line even when it would have been very easy for a captain to start chasing the game.

England is unbeaten in four series, winning three including a historic triumph in India, the report added.