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Breaking News US/Australia ll Tim Paine says England's Ben Stokes is using Warner to sell book


Australia captain Tim Paine has fired back at Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder made comments about David Warner in his new book The 28-year-old hit a match-winning innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley last summer, when defeat looked almost certain for Joe Root's side  With England up against it, Stokes scored an unbeaten 135 runs in what is considered one of the greatest innings ever played in Test cricket history   Share this article Share And Stokes said that comments made by David Warner while he was at the crease helped inspire him to the incredible knock  'He just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there' he said in his new book On Fire  'A few of the Aussies were being quite chirpy but, in particular, David Warner seemed to have his heart set on disrupting me 'I could accept it from just about any other opponent Truly

Not from him, though 'Australia captain Paine, who led his side to the retention of the Ashes after the series was drawn this summer, said that Stokes' comments were a cheap shot 'It just seems to be a common trend in England that they like to use Davey's name to spike book sales,' he told BBC Sport 'I was obviously standing next to David the whole time and you are allowed to talk on the cricket field 'But by no means was he abusing him or sledging him'Australian opening batsman Warner is a divisive figure in cricket, having been involved in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket in 2018    Share this article Share

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