Arthur's claims sound like sour grapes: Shane Warne

Jul 17, 2013, 00:47 IST | Agencies

Australia's legendary leg spinner Shane Warne yesterday reacted to sacked coach Mickey Arthur's explosive claims, saying the South African sounded like "sour grapes".

“It sounds like sour grapes to me and it’s pretty disappointing. He should have been grateful for the opportunity to coach the Australian team,” Warne told Sky Sports News. 

Shane Warne

Warne credited Cricket Australia (CA) for sacking Arthur. “I’m one of Cricket Australia’s harshest critics at times but I think they’ve been very good after the Champions Trophy.

“You’ve got to give a tick to the selectors for picking the squad they have. I think you have to give them big ticks for being proactive with (coach) Darren Lehmann. He’s a fantastic leader and I think that’s showing already; even though they’ve lost they’ve showed a better spirit in the team,” he said.

However, on a lighter note, Warne said Arthur should do some “homework” of his own. “So Mickey Arthur should maybe go back to ‘Homework Gate’. Maybe he should be writing some lines and some paperwork and send them into Cricket Australia,” he said.

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