Ashes 2019: Shane Warne and Matt Prior involved in severe Twitter banter
|Published August 27, 2019
Shane Warne and Matt Prior: Both the former cricketers have been commenting against each other on social media platform Twitter.
Banters happening on and off the field during an Ashes series is nothing new to the historic series. Scathing comments being passes on the field by players and off it by former cricketers and fans has been the usual norm over all these years.
Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne and former England wicket-keeper batsman Matt Prior seem to have taken the responsibility of initiating the off-field banter in the ongoing 2019 Ashes series. Both the cricketers took to social media platform Twitter to speak against their respective opposition teams.
Shane Warne and Matt Prior involved in Twitter banter
It all started when Prior tweeted about Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon after he missed a simple game-changing run-out chance to dismiss England spinner Jack Leach when they required a couple of runs to win the match. The conversation soon changed to one of the interviews Lyon gave during the 2017 Ashes at home.
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“Don’t even bore us with your dribble…”
Prior further mentioned Australians being “good at giving it but not great at taking it” yesterday. Warne was seen commenting on the same tweet as a response to former England cricketer Chris Adams. What followed was a series of tweets including one from veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad.
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Warne on celebrating Ben Stokes’ heroics
A few hours later, Warne posted another tweet where he wrote about celebrating the heroics of England all-rounder Ben Stokes from the last Test at Headingley. However, what didn’t go down well with Prior was Warne claiming his behaviour to be “childish” and “ridiculous”.
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It was at this time that Broad was also included into the heated discussion. The 33-year old cricketer didn’t shy away from contributing into debate.
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The fourth Test of 2019 Ashes will begin on September 4 at Old Trafford.
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