Khawaja attempted to defend on Wednesday night shots such as ramps and lap sweeps, saying they are the new “cover drives” for younger generations.,
“You train for it, you play for it, you do it all the time,” Khawaja said on Fox Cricket of the new shots batsmen attempt.
“I hear you guys talking a lot about the classic cricket shots. The game’s changed, we do play different shots now.”
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But speaking in Fox Cricket commentary on Friday night, Warne was having none of Khawaja’s argument.
“I was listening the other night and he said sometimes us older players don’t understand about the modern day player and the innovation,” Warne said.
“I don’t think any of us from yesteryear watching the modern day player from any country mind innovation. I think it’s fantastic.
“But I don’t want to see them use that as an excuse for when it doesn’t work and they’ve used it at the wrong time.”
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But Warne wasn’t done there, as he added: “What disappoints me is they say ‘that’s the way I play’. I reckon that’s a cop out. I reckon that’s an excuse.
“I’m all for innovation and trying things and putting the bowler off and all those things. But I think there’s a time and a place to use them.
“When your team’s under pressure and you’re trying to reverse lap and all these really difficult shots in a tough situation – I think you’ve got to go back to basics and build a partnership.
“If you do it no matter the situation, I think that’s reckless. I think it’s a cop out to say that’s the way I play.”
Warne has this season blasted batting coach Graeme Hick and criticised Glenn Maxwell for moving around the crease and Ben McDermott for getting out to a ramp shot.