Paine torched for Ashes 'disdain and disrespect'

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Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior says Australian skipper Tim Paine has "a people connected his back" pursuing his "disrespectful" remarks towards rival skipper Joe Root.

As England sought assurances from Cricket Australia and wellness authorities implicit restrictions that mightiness beryllium successful spot for the summer, Paine declared earlier this period that the Ashes would spell ahead "whether Joe's present oregon not".

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"I don't attraction who comes, I truly don't," Paine said astatine the time.

Paine's comments drew ridicule from the Barmy Army, who tweeted a examination of his vocation batting grounds against that of Joe Root successful 2021, a transportation Paine pointed retired was laughable fixed his superior relation arsenic wicketkeeper.

Prior, whose 79 Test matches included Ashes tours to Australia successful 2010-11 and 2013-14, said the

"For 1 skipper to amusement a just spot of disdain and disrespect to different skipper is not what anyone wants to see," Prior told

"I've played against him a fewer times and he's a bully guy, truthful it's rather astonishing to spot what he's been saying due to the fact that it goes against him arsenic a character.

"He's got a people connected his backmost now."

Paine has said helium "absolutely loved" the banter that has preceeded the Ashes, which is inactive much than a period away.

England skipper Joe Root (left) and Australia skipper Tim Paine earlier posing for photographs during the nets league astatine Edgbaston, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images) (Getty)

Prior, 1 of lone 2 wicketkeepers successful Test past with much than 200 dismissals and a batting mean implicit 40, noted that the build-up to an Ashes bid is similar nary other.

"The Barmy Army person already pointed retired that Joe Root has astir scored much runs this twelvemonth than Tim has successful his full career, and those are the things that cipher would person adjacent looked astatine if Tim Paine doesn't accidental the things that helium does," Prior explained.

"He's made them present and he's got a people connected his back, but he's the Australian skipper truthful he's ever going to person a people connected his back. He'll person his ain reasons for doing that.

"The Ashes are unsocial and everyone gets a spot carried distant and it tin each get a spot ridiculous, it ever has and we cognize however it works."

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