The Ashes: Michael Vaughan regrets questioning Jonathan Trott's performance

Stuart Broad pledged support for Jonathan Trott, who withdrew from the ongoing Ashes series due to stress-related illness, while, former cricketers like Andrew Flintoff said that the right-hander will be back in the side.

updated: November 25, 2013 23:03 IST
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London: England players past and present expressed shock and offered support after batsman Jonathan Trott withdrew from the Ashes tour of Australia on Monday due to a "stress-related illness".

The surprise departure, which echoes a situation involving Marcus Trescothick in 2006-2007, comes after Trott made disappointing scores of 10 and nine in England's 381-run first-Test defeat in Brisbane.

Trott's display was blasted as "poor and weak" by Australia batsman David Warner, in comments that drew censure from England captain Alastair Cook and head coach Andy Flower.

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