Ashes: David Warner regrets commenting on Jonathan Trott

David Warner had described Jonathan Trott's batting as 'poor and weak' against fast bowler Mitchell Johnson before Trott quit the Ashes series due to stress-related illness.

updated: November 30, 2013 10:14 IST
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Adelaide: Australian opener David Warner has broken his silence on the departure of Jonathan Trott from the Ashes, saying he had no idea the England batsman was struggling with an illness.

Warner has been criticized since the first Test at Brisbane for comments made to Australian reporters in which he described Trott's batting against fast bowler Mitchell Johnson as "pretty poor and weak." When it was reported that Trott was returning to England because of a stress-related illness, Warner's comments seemed to gain a new context and to be more personally targeted at Trott.

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