Australia bastman David Warner has been urged to apologise to Jonathan Trott, who has left England's Ashes tour due to a stress-related illness.

Warner branded Trott's batting as "poor" and "weak" during Australia's first Test victory at the Gabba, although Trott's departure is not related to the comments.

While it is unlikely Warner, who made a century in the second innings, will have had any inkling of Trott's well-being, his comments drew opprobrium before England confirmed Trott was leaving.

Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott was particularly damning of Warner's comments on Sunday during the fourth day of play in Brisbane.

"I think he's a bit gobby for someone who's only made a few centuries," Boycott said. "You'd have thought he was Don Bradman."

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  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England hooks Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England hooks Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England chases the ball during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England chases the ball during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    England's batsman Jonathan Trott leaves the ground following his dismissal during day three of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 23, 2013. IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Jonathan Trott of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Jonathan Trott of England looks dejected after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England looks on during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England runs after the ball during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England gestures to the crowd during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


England coach Andy Flower Flower labelled opener Warner's outburst as "disrespectful".

When asked if Warner's comments had had a direct influence on Trott's exit, Flower said: "That would be inaccurate.

"As I said earlier, Jonathan has been struggling with this condition for quite a while and has managed it very successfully but we've been on tour for about a month.

"He's had his ups and downs through that month and it is not directly related to that.

"I would also say that I think players commenting about fellow professionals in the media is disrespectful. I think on this occasion he has got that horribly wrong.

"I think we set different standards to that and one of the reasons we don't like commenting about opposition players is because we don't know what is going on their dressing room, we don't know what is going on in their private lives."