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Warne shocked over Khawaja's harsh axing

December 23, 2011 - Melbourne

Spin legend Shane Warne is shocked by Usman Khawaja's harsh axing, and added that the noose will tighten around Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting unless Australia defeats India.

Warne acknowledged Australia was finding its way through a tough period.

He said No.3 Khawaja would be able to rebound from setbacks, but not veterans in a losing side.

"When you are losing and the senior players are not performing, that is when it gets difficult for them," said Warne.

"It is pretty tough on young Khawaja, you thought that he might have had 10 or 15 Tests, and then you make a decision on him in all different things.

"Unfortunately, when you lose a few Test matches, they look at your form and look at who will come in," The Herald Sun quoted him, as saying.


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