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Posted on Nov 22, 08:19PM | UNI
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell, has advised the swashbuckling opener David Warner to continue in his aggressive style and not worry too much about experts and pundits who often question his technique and temperament.
He discouraged the 'little dynamo' to resort to complicated analysis and told him to have clarity of thought and keep things simple. Chappell also urged Cricket Australia and the team management to reassure Warner and give him the license to play his natural and attacking game.
"I'm more worried about what they're expecting of him," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Chappell, as replying when asked if Warner was suffering from being scrutinised by opposing sides.
"Some of the things I've read, some of his quotes, I'm just a bit worried that he's starting to think he has to tighten up. I hope they don't get into his head too much.
Those sort of players are, "Don't overthink it, just see the ball, hit the ball,' and that's about it," he added.
Chappell said that Warner's performance in the Hobart Test against New Zealand last year, where he had carried his bat, had shown the world that he had the ability, patience, discipline and temperament to score a century in adversity and under pressure.
Chappell, whose latest book, 'Chappelli - Life, Larrikins and Cricket' was launched this week, said Warner's explosiveness was what made him unique in world cricket.