Tim Paine is not a long-term option for Australia’s captaincy: Shane Warne

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By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 18, 2018 3:37:30 pm


Shane Warne does not want wicketkeepers to be burdened with captaincy responsibility. (Source: File)

Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne believes that current ODI and Test skipper Tim Paine should not hold on to the captaincy reigns for a long period of time despite doing a commendable job. Stating that wicketkeepers should not be burdened with the responsibility of captaincy, Warne maintained that the men behind the stumps are better suited for the role of a vice-captain. Tim Paine was entrusted with captaincy duties after the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal involving former Australian captain Steve Smith.

Speaking to Fox Sports, the 48-year-old said,” I don’t think Paine is a long-term option even though he’s done a great job in the short time he’s been there….

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