Candice Warner hits back at Mitchell Johnson after the former Australian bowler hit her ‘weird and cringey’ defense of struggling batsman David ahead of The Ashes
- Candice Warner has responded to comments made by Mitchell Johnson
- The former Australian star flogged her ‘weird’ defense of David Warner
- But Candice insists Johnson has been viewed as irrelevant since his retirement
Candice Warner has claimed Mitchell Johnson’s opinion doesn’t have ‘much value’ as cricketer David’s wife hit back at the former fast bowler’s criticism of the struggling batsman.
Candice – who shares three children with the Australian test opener – has launched a passionate defense of her husband amid questions about his future on the team amid torrid form.
When asked by Fox Sports about Warner’s performance, Candice said, “I get it (he’s struggling), but if Dave doesn’t perform in that first test, who do they bring in that’s better?”
Her comments failed to satisfy Johnson – who played alongside Warner for four years – and he claimed Candice’s defense was “weird and creepy” in his column for The Western Australian.
“We’ve all appreciated Warner’s great career as an opener and what he’s accomplished. But that’s not the point. His form hasn’t been up to scratch for a while,” he said.
David Warner’s wife (left) has labeled Mitchell Johnson (right) irrelevant in a stinging rebuke
Johnson (left) criticized Candice’s defense of David Warner’s (right) terrible form.
Candice Warner (left) believes no one is good enough to replace her husband on the team
Warner even got his wife Candice to defend him in her panel role on the TV show The Back Page…
Her loyalty may be admirable, but it was all a bit weird and creepy when she said if Dave doesn’t perform in that first test, who do they bring in who’s better? … I hate that argument.”
Now Candice has dismissed Johnson’s comments, claiming the former fast bowler is irrelevant.
“I’m not surprised because he doesn’t deal with media much anymore and I feel like the only way he’s going to get a headline is to use David’s name,” she shared. News Corp.
Everyone takes their comments with a grain of salt. They don’t have much merit.’
She added that she will leave for England after the first Test of the five-match series, as she did before the school holidays.
Warner played alongside Johnson in the Australia Test team for four years
“Last time we were there I gave birth to Isla (our youngest daughter) and she’s celebrating her fourth birthday in England,” said Candice.
“I can’t take too much time off from my work commitments, but for any parent, juggling is real.
“David takes it game by game and as a family we support him and believe in him.”