Mid-day – Australia’s David Warner is skating on thin ice where his behaviour is concerned
Two great Test sides are competing in South Africa.
- Australia’s David Warner is skating on thin ice where his behaviour is concernedTwo great Test sides are competing in South Africa.
- In the following Test at Port Elizabeth, South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada, already smudged with demerit points, brushes shoulders with Australia captain Steve Smith after dismissing him, and ends up getting banned for two games.
- While Rabada insists he didn’t make contact with Smith on purpose (though match referee Jeff Crowe says it was ‘inappropriate and deliberate’), Warner claims to have been provoked by De Kock as he entered the pavilion.
- South Africa captain Faf du Plessis didn’t hesitate to speak his mind about Warner escaping a ban while his fast bowler got banned for two games.
- The late Martin Crowe viewed Warner’s behaviour with abhorrence and, in a column for ESPN Cricinfo written 14 months before his March 2016 death, he fumed, “Warner can play, yet he is the most juvenile cricketer I have seen on a cricket field.