Candice responds to rival's Warner spray

Candice Warner says she and her husband David are "doing well" despite the Australian opening batter copping a spray from Mitchell Johnson.

The Warners engaged in something of a tit-for-tat with the left-arm fast bowler, which began when Candice said there were no openers good enough to replace her husband.

That prompted Johnson to write a terse column in response, at which point the Test batter of 109 appearances fired off a text message that contained "quite personal" remarks.

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Johnson tried, to no avail, to contact his former teammate in the wake of that text.

Candice Warner at the launch of the IronMan and IronWoman series.

After his selection for the Pakistan tour, Johnson hit out at Warner for his "arrogance and disrespect", lashing his lack of ownership in the ball-tampering scandal.

Johnson also shredded Warner for his approach to retirement, giving selectors little choice but to pick him.

Speaking at the launch of this year's IronMan and IronWoman series, Candice kept her response brief. 

"We're doing well," she said.

"David's home. He's been away for three months so to have him home now and be together as a family in the lead-up to Christmas is always special."

Teammates defend Warner

Candice said she was grateful for any support Warner had received in the wake of the fall-out from Johnson's remarks.

"It's really lovely for David to have that support but he's a good human being and at the end of the day that's all that matters."

Asked about Warner's mentality ahead of the home soil series against Pakistan, Candice joked that he was giving more attention to the triathlon. 

"He's always in a good head space," said Candice. 

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