T20 star Bodi tells Trott to `man up` over decision to leave Ashes

ANI| Updated: Nov 26, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Sydney: South African T20 specialist Gulam Bodi launched a bitter attack on Jonathan Trott after he announced his decision to leave the Ashes tour due a stress-related illness.

According to News.com.au, the England No.3 came in for immense criticism from commentators on both sides for his perceived weakness to Johnson`s short-pitched barrage, but his decision to leave the tour has been followed by an outpouring of support on social media.

The one exception appears to be Bodi, who sent this tweet out just minutes after England held a press conference announcing the decision, the report said.

Bodi said that Trott`s going home from the Ashes due to stress illness was the joke of the day, compelling him to take up the heat and stop running for cover.

The tweet has since been deleted, the report added.

Bodi, 34, was born in India but moved to South Africa as a teenager and he came close to playing for the Proteas on several occasions before settling into a life as a Twenty20 specialist, the report further said.

He has played for South African Pro20 side the Highveldt Lions, as well as Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils , according to the report.