Australia batsman David Warner saddened by Jonathan Trott illness
Controversial Australia batsman David Warner has wished England's Jonathan Trott well in his recovery.
Last Updated: 30/11/13 11:06am
The 32-year-old Trott left the England camp on Monday having struggled with the bat in the opening Test - a 381-run Australian victory in Brisbane.
The England number three contributed just 19 runs to the tourists' cause and looked particularly vulnerable to the short ball - with Warner dubbing Trott's second innings dismissal "poor and weak."
Those comments, which Warner subsequently admitted went "a little bit too far," drew widespread condemnation from the cricketing world as the likes of former Australia captain Steve Waugh waded in to draw a line between on-field sledging and off-field personal attacks.
But the 27-year-old Warner insisted on Friday: "We didn't know anything about an illness or what not.
"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.
"We know the world-class kind of batter he is: he averages 50 in Test cricket and he has been a great player, a rock for England.
"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."
It is not the first time Warner has become embroiled in off-field controversy - he famously aimed a punch at England youngster Joe Root in a nightclub last summer.
With Trott back on English shores, England head coach Andy Flower faces a selection dilemma ahead of next week's second Test at the Adelaide Oval.
The second Test in Adelaide will be shown live on Sky Sports 2 HD from December 5.