Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne has termed the decision to dump four Australian cricketers, including vice-captain Shane Watson, from the team for not making presentations a "ridiculous" one.
"......The issue of 4 players being unavailable for Aust selection due to not delivering homework or a report to the coach, the answer is simple.
"The Capt runs the team & in conjunction with the selectors picks the team. The Capt should always have final say. Ridiculous what`s happening," Warne wrote on his official twitter page @warne888.
Throughout his illustrious career, Warne has never been a big advocator of coaches for the senior teams and had time and again questioned the then head coach John Buchanan`s role behind the stupendous success of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting`s teams.
"As I have always said the coach should not be a selector. He should communicate well with the players & help them prepare, that`s it!" he wrote.
However, another former Australian player, Dean Jones felt that it`s not a big deal to seek players` point of view.
"Coaches in all sports often asks his team on how they are travelling? Asking for suggestions etc.. No big a deal is it?" Jones stated.
First Published: Monday, March 11, 2013, 18:04