Jonathan Trott Denies Mitchell Johnson Caused Ashes Exit

England batsman Jonathan Trott, who left the Ashes in Australia midway, said he was relieved to get away from all the cricket, unsure he wanted to play anymore.

updated: September 20, 2014 22:13 IST
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Jonathan Trott plays a shot during the Ashes
File Photo: Jonathan Trott said he was not scared of Johnson.


London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems.

When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Johnson in the first Test in Brisbane, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness".

However, South Africa-born batsman Trott later told Sky television he'd been "burnt out" but was not depressed.

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