Warner, de Kock engage in dressing room altercation

David Warner

David Warner

According to the CCTV video footage‚ Warner‚ the Australian vice-captain‚ is clearly seen to be having a go at De Kock.

That was the tweet from the elder sister of Quinton de Kock, possibly summarising many South African fans ire against Australian opener David Warner who was caught in ugly tirade against South African keeper during an edgy first Test between the two teams.

Nathan Lyon has been fined 15% of his match fee by the ICC for dropping the ball near AB de Villiers after the South Africa batsman was run out on day four of the Durban Test.

In the end Australian keeper Tim Paine is forced to step in and push Warner into the visitor's dressing room to end the unsavoury altercation.

A Cricket Australia spokesperson said on Monday that they were "aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban". "CA is working to establish the facts of what occurred and will not be commenting until this has been done". I think had someone had run (Steve Smith) out in our team you'd cop a fair bit of a ribbing.

"Every single match you play against Australia‚ you expect it".

"The South Africans haven't moaned about it at all during the Test".

Warner's behaviour came under the spotlight earlier on the fourth day when he ran out AB de Villiers after a mix-up with Markram with him then yelling in Markram's direction during the celebration.

Former South African spinner Paul Harris too got stuck into Warner on twitter. And some calling for Warner to be captain one day.

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon

Warner was not charged for that incident, but Nathan Lyon was, as the bowler appeared to drop the ball close to de Villiers while he lay on the ground.

And it seems the spicy off-field action will lend itself to some memorable on-field qualities, with de Villiers replying to footage of the Warner-de Kock scuffle with an ominous warning.

"When he says something and someone comes back at him - then he gets upset". If a player accrues four demerit points within 24 months, he receives a one-Test or two-limited-over game ban.

Du Plessis said: "If I play cricket against Australia I expect it".

De Villiers' post came in response to a Tweet directed at Proteas quicks Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada, which included the CCTV footage, suggesting it was "time for a bit of chin music". "It's best just to let him be".

In the third Test at Cape Town of that series, he slammed the comments of batsman Faf du Plessis, after the latter had allegedly described the aggressive Australians as like a "pack of dogs" in the field.

Australia needed just a few overs on Monday to seal a comprehensive 118-run win over South Africa in Durban.

Those who follow cricket especially Australian cricket know about their aggression and involving in verbal spats with their opponents.

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