England's 'one-Test wonder' Carberry credits 'mentor' Warne for Ashes chance

Johannesburg, Nov 7 (ANI): England cricketer Michael Carberry has hailed Australian spin legend Shane Warne's 'positive' input on him, despite Warne questioning his teammate Joe Root's technique and labelling captain Alastair Cook's captaincy as 'boring and unimaginative'.

Warne had said that one-Test wonder Carberry would make a better opener than talented youngster Root following which Carberry shared an unbeaten first wicket stand of 318 with Cook on the opening day of the Hobart tour match against Australia A.

According to Sport24, Carberry, who had played under Warne's captainship in county side Hampshire, praised the former leg-spinner, saying that he got a huge confidence boost with his unbeaten 153 at Bellerive Oval after Warne backed him

Stating that Warne is basically the reason that he actually got a chance to play Test cricket, Carberry said that he was a 'little lost' in county cricket and did not get an opportunity until he came to Hampshire and met Warne, adding that Warne allowed him to play a brand of cricket that he wanted to play.

Carberry further said he believes that Warne was very influential in terms of him actually doing what he has done and getting a chance of playing for England. (ANI)


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