Australia’s David Warner has wished Jonathan Trott well in his battle against a stress-related illness and admitted he “probably stepped over the line” in his earlier criticisms of the England batsman.
Trott left the Ashes tour earlier this week with the England and Wales Cricket Board revealing he was struggling with a long-term condition.
Warner had previously told a press conference that Trott’s second-innings dismissal in the first Test was “pretty poor and pretty weak” – something which raised hackles in the England camp given Trott’s troubles.
Warner, who has been an unpopular figure with England ever since he aimed a punch at Joe Root in a nightclub last summer, insisted he had no prior knowledge of Trott’s off-field condition and said: “It’s sad to see anyone go through that tough period and obviously if he’s got an illness that’s there we hope he gets the right people to help him out.
“I wish him all the best and I know our team wishes him all the best. I hope he gets well soon and [is back] playing the best cricket he can.”