Sydney, Aug.9 (ANI): Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne said before the Ashes series started that England No. 3 Ravi Bopara was a Test imposter, and according to the Herald Sun, he has been proved dead right.
Bopara, who has been outclassed and overwhelmed by Australia's bowlers throughout the entire series. To only have 105 runs at 15 after four Tests means you are struggling terribly.
And when you consider that Bopara's highest score in the series was his 35 in the first Test at Cardiff, it means he has had about as much impact on the Ashes as Australian spectator Andrew McDonald.
It would be possible to feel sorry for Bopara if he didn't carry himself with such a swagger.
But the 24-year-old seemed to think he was born to be a Test cricketer after scoring 104, 143 and 108 in consecutive Tests against the West Indies earlier this year.
Bopara has now discovered he is no Don Bradman.
His golden duck in the second innings at Leeds - after scoring just one in the first innings - surely means he must be axed for the Ashes decider at the Oval.
"Bopara is a good first-class cricketer, but he is not an international cricketer. I think he's got all the talent in the world, but I just don't think he's got the temperament. He can be put off his game too easily and he's too worried about how he looks," Warne said before the Ashes. (ANI)