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Australia opening batsman David Warner has paid tribute to England batsman Jonathan Trott after he suffered a relapse of his stress-related illness while playing for Warwickshire.
“It’s always disappointing to hear something like that about anyone,” Warner said. “It doesn’t matter who they are or what job it is.
“If you feel like you can’t give 100 per cent and commit 100 per cent then he’s done the right thing. What happened to him last year and what he said in his recent interview shows he’s got problems.
“I wish him all the best and I hope he can get through this and get back on the park. If not, I wish him the best for his future endeavours. If he gets the opportunity to play again and represent England on the park it’ll be a good tussle again.”
Trott’s first bout of the the illness came during the Ashes series in December, but instead of offering some words of comfort, Warner got himself embroiled in another controversy when he said that Trott was “weak”.
“My comments at that time were probably over the top,” Warner said. “When I didn’t know there was a problem with Trott, I said what I said, but that’s in the past now and we’ve moved on from that.
“I’ve always been as honest as I can in the media and I’ll continue to do that. We’re going to keep playing the brand of cricket we do, with that aggressive, in-your-face attitude.”