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Australia batting coach Graeme Hick has admitted that he was disappointed with opener David Warner’s performance in the four-Test series in India.
Warner was coming off a superb season at home and was expected to play an instrumental role for the Baggy Greens in the series.
However, the 30-year-old only mustered 193 runs, which included one fifty, at an average of 24.12.
“Obviously David will be very disappointed with his aggregate on tour,” Hick said. “He was desperate to have a very big tour and to have a very big influence here. Whether he put himself under a bit too much pressure to do so, only he can answer that.
“He will reflect on it, as champions do, and feel and assess it himself. But without a doubt, he is one of our major players and you would have hoped for a little bit more from him.”
In the eight innings he played, Warner struggled to deal with the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as they combined to dismiss him on five occasions.
“It is tough up front (with) Jadeja bowling into the rough and Ashwin bowls really well at him. (They) certainly questioned him,” Hick said. “That’s the beauty of the game, it puts these challenges up between great players and makes it very interesting to watch. David will obviously be very disappointed with the way things have gone.”