CAPE TOWN- Reports surfaced on the weekend that they had been a spat between Proteas wicketkeeper batsman Quniton De kock and Australia’s David Warner during the first test around tea time in Durban.
The footage shows Warner apparently turning on De Kock as the players walked up a narrow staircase leading to the dressing rooms at the start of the interval at Kingsmead.
It is believed that De Kock made an offensive comment about Warner’s wife and was the instigator of the altercation.
Steve Smith, Aussie captain commented on the incident, he said, “Getting personal on the field is not on. We were certainly very chirpy out in the field as well. As far as I’m aware, we didn’t get personal towards Quinton.
“What he said got a little bit personal towards Davey and, as we saw, it certainly provoked an emotional response.”
South African captain said empires should ensure proper behaviour, he said,
“From what I’ve heard there was a lot of personal stuff being said, to and from. Who started it, I don’t know. If it was happening on the field it should have been nipped in the bud.”
“The fact that it spilled over after the field shouldn’t have happened.”
WATCH: David Warner and Quinton de Kock were involved in a heated off-field confrontation yesterday and the ICC has confirmed the incident is being investigated.
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