Australian cricket team lodges complaint after South African fan misbehaves with David Warner
In latest developments from South Africa, the Australian cricket team officially filed a complaint after a spectator approached David Warner on the way to the dressing room at Cape Town.
After Warner was dismissed, an elderly man took a jibe at the batsman. It all ended up in a verbal spat, giving him a send-off, totally uncalled for.
Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann suggested that the Kangaroos are in no mood to slide the issue under the carpet as the instance comes under the bracket of family and personal abuse.
“You are talking about abuse of various players and their families and personal abuse,” said Lehmann. It’s not on at a cricket game. not just here, it shouldn’t happen. You can have banter, that’s good fun, but it’s gone too far here,” claimed Darren Lehmann during the post-match presentation.
The ongoing series between Australia and South Africa has been marred by controversies, breaches of the code of conduct and suspensions. David Warner, himself, was involved in an ugly tiff with Quinton de Kock during the Durban Test.
I’ve copped the same sort of abuse in Australia: Morkel
However, Lehmann believes that the line has been crossed with this specific incident. As a result, CA along with CSA lodged a complaint regarding the said matter.
“There have been various incidents throughout the Test series but this one has taken the cake. We have lodged an official complaint with South African cricket. we will see what happens,” added Lehmann.
Morne Morkel, on the other hand, retaliated to the incident by claiming that this behavior from the crowd is common even when they travel down-under.
“That’s not good enough from an Australian crowd point of view either. We’ve just got to better at watching the game of cricket, supporting both teams.” quoted Morne Morkel.
Furthermore, Morkel termed the crowd at Wanderers as ‘amazing’ and such incidents occur due to the influence of alcohol.
“When we play in Australia, I’ve played in Melbourne, I’ve copped the same sort of abuse. I think it’s part of the game but there is a line. it’s important not to cross that. Unfortunately, there is a bit of alcohol and hot sun and those sort of things,” suggested the man who recently scalped 300 Test wickets for his country.
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