David Warner Breaks His Silence Over Durban Test Brawl
By CricShots - Mar 8, 2018 1:13 pm
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Australian opener David Warner asserted that he will always stand still in the support for his family after he broke his silence over the “vile and disgusting” comments allegedly made during the first Test against South Africa.

David Warner and Steve Smith

Warner had to be pulled away from Quinton de Kock by skipper Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja as the players made their way up the stairs for tea. As quoted in, David said, “I cop it left, right and center, especially off the field from spectators and I’m used to that and it doesn’t bother me. But in a proximity to my personal space and from behind me, a comment that was vile and disgusting about my wife, and in general about a lady, was quite poor, I felt.”

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He further elaborated, “My emotional response was just something that I don’t believe should have been said and I’ll always stick up for my family and in that case my team-mates as well. I would have liked him to actually say the comment a little bit louder instead of just muttering it under his breath next to me and Tim Paine and then walking up the stairs and saying ‘I didn’t say anything’ as soon as the rest of his team that came out.”

David Warner

Talking about the support for his family, Warner added: “I can’t see anyone else make comments the way he made them, which were outright disgusting. As I said, it’s a thing you wouldn’t say about any lady, especially someone’s wife or a player’s wife. You guys have seen the past 18-24 months how I conduct myself on the field. What happened the other day was not appropriate and I responded a tad emotionally.”

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David concluded by stating that he tries his best to not to cross the line on the field, he said, “However, I don’t think whatsoever there on the field that I have ever crossed that line. That’s how I play my cricket; I live by the sword and die by the sword. I’ll keep playing with that energy and making sure I am the voice in the team to keep our guys motivated on the field, that’s for sure.”