Australian opening batsman David Warner was punished, as the consequence he was fined 50% of his match fees when he was found culpable of breaking International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conducts during the 2nd One Day International (ODI) between Australia and India at Melbourne in the ongoing tri-series.
Sydney Morning Herald reported that the 28 years old Australian cricketer David Warner had a verbal spat with Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma in the game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where David Warner continuously said the words ‘speak English’ towards Rohit Sharma. Umpires and other players had to intercede in the affair to stop the war of words.
David Warner said that they play solid aggressive positive cricket but they know what comes with it, sometimes someone is going to get fined. They have just got to keep trying not to cross that line, because they all about playing cricket the right manner.
He was quoted saying: “When I went over to say something to him, he sort of said something in their language and I said ‘speak English’ because, if you’re going to say something, understand that theoretically I cannot speak Hindi,” Warner said on Sky Sports Radio on Monday. But finally the Aussie cricketer admitted his mistake. “I was in the wrong … I shouldn’t have engaged him.”