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Warne bats for Arthur

Warne bats for Arthur
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New Delhi (PTI): Spin legend Shane Warne today defended Australian coach Mickey Arthur despite the team's dismal show in the ongoing four-Test rubber,...

warn2New Delhi (PTI): Spin legend Shane Warne today defended Australian coach Mickey Arthur despite the team's dismal show in the ongoing four-Test rubber, saying the South African should not be made "scapegoat" after the series. "Making Arthur a scapegoat for the poor performance of the Australian team would be unfair on him. The entire team is responsible for this debacle," Warne said when asked if Arthur should be sacked. The 43-year-old also supported Arthur and Aussie team management's decision to axe four key players, including vice captain Shane Watson.A "If you see the incident in isolation you will find the punishment a bit hard,'' Warne said. On Michael Clarke, Warne said that the beleagured skipper was still the best for the team. Should quality players get selected, Australia stands a chance of regaining Ashes next month, he said.
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