Warner wishes Trott 'all the best'

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Australia opening batsman David Warner apologised to England's Jonathan Trott for his comments made during the first Ashes Test, and wished the troubled player a swift recovery from his stress-related illness.

Australia opening batsman David Warner apologised to England's Jonathan Trott for his comments made during the first Ashes Test, and wished the troubled player a swift recovery from his stress-related illness.

During the first match in Brisbane, Warner, who had made a century, called Trott's cheap dismissal 'poor and weak' and said Trott looked 'scared' of the Australia batsmen. He was reprimanded for his comments.

A few days later, Trott announced he would be leaving the Ashes tour indefinitely, citing what many have since called depression. Flower said the Australians knew nothing of Trott's troubles, and Warner insisted the same.

Warner said: "We didn't know anything about an illness or what not. It's sad to see anyone go through that tough period and obviously if he's got an illness that's there we hope he gets the right people to help him out.

"We know the world-class kind of batter he is: he averages 50 in Test cricket and he has been a great player, a rock for England. I wish him all the best and I know our team wishes him all the best.

"I hope he gets well soon and [is back] playing the best cricket he can."

The continuously-in-trouble opener added: "I was always going to cop criticism no matter what from what I said.

"As I said before, I probably stepped over that line and at the end of the day it's cricket. We've got to go out there and play the best we can and as hard as we can without crossing that line.

"Going into public and saying what I did probably did go over the line a little bit. Obviously it's unfortunate that [Trott] has gone home now. I hope he gets well because we know the type of player he is and he will bounce back from it."

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