Mitchell Starc took dig at Warne

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Mitchell Starc yesterday took a dig at Shane Warne for what the Champion leg spinner had said about him during the second test match of the recently finished Border-Gavaskar series.

Starc had bowled some real bad deliveries on the first day of that game there in Brisbane and Warne had slammed him speaking on Channel 9 after the day’s play.

Warne had said that Starc should not have been that soft.

The word ‘soft’ did not go down very well with some of the well wishers of Starc including the Australian coach Darren Lehmann.

Starc himself did not respond to that though immediately, but, yesterday, he opened up on that after putting on a superb display with the ball for his franchise in the Big Bash League.

The 24-year old was quoted as saying, “I am not surprised to hear something like this from Shane. He has said many such things about me in the past and that does not worry me anymore.”

When asked if the former Australian vice captain has rung him since that time to clarify things, Starc said, “No, I have not received any call from him. I thought he would ring me at some point of time, but, it hasn’t happened and that’s fair enough. The network is paying him for his views only. So, he has every right to say what he feels about me or about any other player As far as I am concerned, I am earning through my Cricket and that’s what I focus on the most.”

Starc is one of the four fast bowlers that the Australian selectors have picked for the World Cup 2015 and he is very much likely to be in the playing XI too in the starting phase of the tournament.

The Kangaroos would start their campaign against the arch rivals England.