SA vs AUS 2018: David Warner Free to Play Port Elizabeth Test
Australia opener David Warner has been set free to take part in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth against South Africa.
The news was first given by cricket.com.au. The southpaw was involved in a heated argument with Proteas wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock when both teams were leaving for the dressing room at tea on Day 4 of the opening Test at the Kingsmead in Durban.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis commenting on the same said chirping should always remain on the field.
As per reports, it is being learnt that several personal waves of abuse were hurled at each other which led to the situation.
De Kock might have said something wrong against Warner’s wife which led to the unruly behaviour during the 4thday’s play of the opening Test.
CCTV footage showed Warner and De Kock were involved in a heated exchange. It was when the players were leaving for the dressing room for the tea interval on Day 4 at the Kingsmead in Durban.
The visitors won the opening Test on Day five morning by 118 runs. However, Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock gave them a scare with a sensational partnership. While Markram made 143, de Kock went on to remain unbeaten on 83. Despite Australia’s victory, the Warner-De Kock incident hogged the limelight.
“I just heard the commotion and went outside, and just asked David to go into his dressing room, because it needs to stay on the field when you’re chirping at each other,” South African skipper Faf du Plessis said after the conclusion of the match.
“It doesn’t need to go any further than that. For me, if you chirp at each other, it’s always on the field, and there need to be boundaries within that. I think both parties… from what I’ve heard there was a lot of personal stuff being said. To and from.
“Who started it, I don’t know. I don’t know [on] what matter. That [the topic] is obviously what made it go off the field. Us included, if you want to go personal, that needs to stay on the field,” Du Plessis said.
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