Commentator and former Test star Mark Waugh says opener David Warner is over-sensitive and immature, and some Australian international cricketers need to pull their heads in.
Waugh, reacting to the furore over Warner's abusive texts about News Limited journalists at the weekend, said it was not a “major incident”, but Warner needeed to change his ways.
“I mean it's not a good look for David Warner, I think it's the second or third time he's sort of tweeted out some words which haven't been that smart,” Waugh told SEN radio.
“He's got to learn from this. Its not the ideal situation you want to see from supposedly one of your senior players or one of the most important players in your squad.
"He's probably got to get a thicker skin really... As a player you're not going to get people telling you how great you are every day of the week.
‘‘There's times you've got to cop the good with the bad and I think he's had problems doing that so far in his career."
Cricket Australia spokesman Philip Pope said an independent commissioner, to be appointed today, would deal with Warner's tirade, a breach of rule six of Cricket Australia's code of behaviour dealing with conduct unbecoming. He expects a ruling later in the week. Sanctions, including fines, were at the discretion of the commissioner.
In the meantime, we were sent this yesterday by a social media friend:
David Warner has been a bit short of runs in recent weeks. Maybe a bit more time in the nets and a bit less time on Twitter will see him rediscover his form before the back to back Ashes series; if the selectors or Cricket Australia want him, of course.