Shane Warne gives pep talk to Australian players after defeat against India

Also in attendance, though for a brief while, were tweakers Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty. Warne, however, declined to divulge details of his meeting with the players.

updated: February 27, 2013 13:37 IST
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Known for speaking his mind on cricketing matters, spin legend Shane Warne on Tuesday gave a pep talk to the Australian team after the visitors' comprehensive defeat to India in the first cricket Test here.

Warne is not new when it comes to offering ideas and had, in a two-part manifesto last month, launched an attack on the state of Australian cricket, calling several CA officials "muppets", including high-performance chief Pat Howard and selection boss John Inverarity.

After watching the Australian team crash to an eight-wicket loss at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here, Warne, commentating on the series, entered the field to have an impromptu mid-ground chat with the players.

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