The Australian cricketer in 2013 England tour bruised the nose of Joe Root at a Birmingham pub. After Australia’s defeat to England in Champions Trophy in the first game Root stole a green and gold wig from one of Warner’s friends. Root held the wig at his chin which Warner said the former was mocking South African batsman Hashim Amla. “A mate of mine was actually wearing it on top of his head like a Malinga wig, that’s what it was. He was wearing it on his head and (Root) decided to come in and take it off my mate’s head and start acting the way he did,” Warner told Fairfax.
“When people are drunk that’s what they do but I thought it was a bit inappropriate the way he went about that stuff so I went over and tried to take it off him. I just think in today’s society you shouldn’t be fooling around with that kind of stuff. And he probably didn’t mean anything by it at all but I just thought … actually, I can’t say I thought … I probably let my aggression and alcohol take over there and probably made an excuse for me to go over there and actually take it off him.”
Warner landed a glancing blow before being dragged away by teammate Clint McKay. But Root has disputed Warner’s explanation of events, describing them as “ridiculous”. Meanwhile, in 2015 triangular series among Australia, India and England David Warner and India batsman Rohit Sharma got involved in a spat. He is surely among the hot-headed cricketers in the world.