By no means was David Warner abusing or sledging Ben Stokes during Headingley Test: Tim Paine2Photo© sports.ndtv.com

By no means was David Warner abusing or sledging Ben Stokes during Headingley Test: Tim Paine

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Ben Stokes, who recently released a book, has alleged that it was David Warner's constant chirping from the slips motivated him to play that unbelievable match-winning knock of 135 not-out at Headingley. Ben Stokes single-handedly won the game for the hosts. In his book, titled 'On Fire', the all-rounder has mentioned that "he (Warner) just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there.

I could accept it from just about any other opponent. Truly. Not from him, though." Warner has been the target of many England cricketers in the past. Former England captain, Alastair Cook in his autobiography mentioned that the Australian opener admitted to using substance to deteriorate the condition of the ball.

Australia's Test captain, Tim Paine has come out in support of his opening batsman and said that it has become a common trend in England to use Warner's name to spike book sales.