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Australia opener David Warner lays into ex-England spinner Graeme Swann

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Graeme Swann no longer plays in the Ashes – but he has still been the target of some Australian sledging.

Australia opener David Warner started the new year by reminding Swann of his last Test series as a player.

Swann retired after the third Ashes Test four years ago, with England trailing 3-0 in a series they eventually lost 5-0.

He is back Down Under as a pundit, combining spells with BT Sport and BBC Test Match Special with some work for Australian broadcaster TEN Sport TV, as England again trail 3-0.

And while he commentated on the Big Bash League clash between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat on Tuesday, Warner let rip.

He wrote: "Great to see @Swannyg66 commentating out here. Thought after being 3-0 down he may have left tour early again. #bbl @tensporttv waste of $$$$ from 10"

Swann is usually fairly vocal on social media but, at the time of writing, is yet to fire back a similarly witty post.

The ex-spinner was in attendance to watch fellow former England teammates Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen suffer a third-straight defeat as the Melbourne Stars succumbed to a comprehensive nine-wicket loss.

The English pair scored 19 and 30 respectively as the Stars posted a modest total of 141-7 from their 20 overs.

BBL - Stars v Heat

But a century partnership from Brisbane Heat's opening pair of Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn took the game away from the hosts.

Meanwhile, Warner's attention will now be turning to the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney which gets underway on Thursday.

With the series already wrapped up at 3-0, the Aussie opener will be hoping to rub more salt in the wounds of Joe Root's side.

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The Ashes
David Warner
England cricket
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Graeme Swann
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