Newstalk ZB – Disgraced cricketer David Warner used to “tape the ball” as a kid playing at the “HCG”, or his back yard, according to a 2015 video of the former Australian vice-captain.

Summary

  • Disgraced cricketer David Warner used to “tape the ball” as a kid playing at the “HCG”, or his back yard, according to a 2015 video of the former Australian vice-captain.
  • The video, called “Dave Warner’s HCG – Home Cricket Ground” is an old TV commercial for KFC.
  • Played on Wednesday night on the ABC TV show Gruen, it shows Warner in shorts bowling balls in a back yard, news.com.
  • He tells the story of playing cricket as a kid:”We had a couple of guys that used to come ’round all the time and we used to try and replicate what was going on out in the middle in the HCG,” Warner said in the video.
  • On the program, the Gruen panel discussed Warner’s image following the ball-tampering scandal which saw he and former captain Steve Smith receiving 12 months bans by Cricket Australia.


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