The renowned leg spinner Shane Warne has finally spoken about Novak Djokovic’s arrival in Australia to take part in the upcoming Australian Open. Novak Djokovic has not been to play in the Australian Open due to the safety protocol at the beginning, which led to the Djokovic controversy. Djokovic is eyeing to win his 21st Grand Slam title and this Australian Open will certainly be an important milestone in the career of the Serb.
However, the Serbian star player has appeared in the court to overturn the decision in his favour. He has been successful while doing so and now he is eligible to take part in the Australian Open.
What Did Former Aussie Cricketer Shane Warne Say About The Djokovic Controversy?
Novak Djokovic has not taken the vaccine of COVID-19 and he has a strong opinion against taking the vaccine. According to the Serb, no one can force him to take the vaccine. The star Australian cricketer Shane Warne has also asked a few valid questions in his Twitter handle. Novak Djokovic has been tested positive for COVID on December 16.
However, his pictures in a social gathering on December 17 along with his children have become viral on Social Media platforms. This added to the pre-existing Djokovic controversy. He has not travelled to any place before coming to Oz. However, he went to Spain on 2nd January.
There are several glitches in the whole system that have allowed Novak Djokovic to play in the Australian Open this year. As a Victorian, Shane Warne is feeling ashamed as he doesn’t think that the authorities have done the right job in this scenario. The other Tennis players are also not very happy with the decision. Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and others have spoken about the issue publicly and they have given their opinions regarding the issue.
After the allowance of Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open, there will always be a question mark about the maintenance of COVID safety protocol in this tournament. The other players might not take the decision very lightly and there might be consequences. The Australian Open is going to begin on 12th January.
It’s A Strange One That Needs To Be Resolved Soon
The Australian citizens are also divided with opinions regarding this issue. Some people think that the presence of Novak Djokovic is really important for the success of the Australian Open. A player of the stature of Novak Djokovic adds more value to a tournament.
On the other hand, few people think that the Australian Government has given an example of double standards by allowing Novak Djokovic to play in the Australian Open. The rule should be the same for all and Novak Djokovic is no exception. They are questioning the integrity of the player along with the Government.
The social media post of Shane Warne will surely catch the eyes of many people all around the World. Novak Djokovic has already been seeded as the number one player in the Australian Open and it is looking like the star Serbian player will finally be able to participate in the prestigious tournament.