WATCH: CCTV shows David Warner in off-field row

By Michael Ramsey, Michael Ramsey is a Roar Guru

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    Dramatic footage has emerged of David Warner being restrained by his Australian teammates in an off-field confrontation with South African wicketkeeper Quinten de Kock during the first Test in Durban.

    The CCTV video, published by South African outlet Independent Media, shows a fired up Warner remonstrating with de Kock as the teams walked upstairs to the change rooms during Sunday’s tea break.

    The footage shows Warner being physically held back by Usman Khawaja before being dragged away by Australian skipper Steve Smith.

    South African skipper Faf du Plessis then emerges and has words with Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

    The incident is certain to raise further questions about Warner’s conduct after he gave a frenzied serve to Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers when the latter was run out for a duck earlier on day four.

    Nathan Lyon has also come under scrutiny for dropping the ball right beside a prone de Villiers after dislodging the bails.

    The Australian camp are certain to be unhappy about the CCTV footage being leaked.

    “CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said on Monday.

    “CA is working to establish the facts of what has occurred and will not be commenting further until that has been done.”

    Tensions between the two sides had already threatened to boil over as Australia closed in on victory in the first of four Tests.

    Warner, Mitchell Starc and South Africa’s firebrand Kagiso Rabada have all been involved in verbal stoushes during the series opener.

    Rabada’s send-off of Warner on day three attracted the attention of both umpires, while Starc gave recalled batsman Theunis de Bruyn a gobful in Sunday’s post-lunch session.

    ICC laws dictate that players must not use “language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal”.

    © AAP 2018
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    • March 5th 2018 @ 12:49pm
      Dodo Vita said | March 5th 2018 @ 12:49pm | ! Report

      Warner is a national embarrassment. No amount of IPL riches will ever make him into a decent human being. I could never understand why his agent would allow him to have a twitter account…which just exposed him as barely literate and less than fully evolved.

      • Roar Rookie

        March 5th 2018 @ 12:53pm
        Matthew Pearce said | March 5th 2018 @ 12:53pm | ! Report

        I do enjoy how bold and brave people get behind the anonymity of the internet.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 1:21pm
          jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:21pm | ! Report

          And the guy below even does it with the user name anon.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 4:04pm
          Stephen said | March 5th 2018 @ 4:04pm | ! Report

          Good to see khawaja and later Smith come to restrain warner, but i personally like the passion being shown here as De Kock must have said something to warner

        • March 5th 2018 @ 5:52pm
          Razzar said | March 5th 2018 @ 5:52pm | ! Report

          Matthew P why don’t you just give an opinion rather than waste time on anonymity rants. Shallow stuff.
          Warner should be fined for this discraceful tempo tantrum. And fined heavily.

      • March 5th 2018 @ 2:08pm
        peter chrisp said | March 5th 2018 @ 2:08pm | ! Report

        It was even suggested by Warner himself trying to keep his massive ego intact looks as though it didn’t work this time

        • March 5th 2018 @ 8:37pm
          Stephen said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:37pm | ! Report

          I just read that Decock said something about warner’s wife, this is unacceptable and all these negative commetns about warner need to be taken back as you cannot bring warner’s wife into this matter, disgraceful from the south africans

          • March 6th 2018 @ 12:59am
            zenn said | March 6th 2018 @ 12:59am | ! Report

            Is that Stephen Warner who used to bag Shane Watson trying to get your brother into the NSW team?

      • March 5th 2018 @ 4:19pm
        Adsa said | March 5th 2018 @ 4:19pm | ! Report

        I would like to know what De Kock said before I make a comment on Warners actions.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 5:28pm
          jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 5:28pm | ! Report

          yeah fair comment.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 7:21pm
          Damo said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:21pm | ! Report

          Appears he was having a crack about Candice Warner.

          • March 5th 2018 @ 8:12pm
            Jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:12pm | ! Report


            • March 5th 2018 @ 8:16pm
              Damo said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:16pm | ! Report

              Yeah. All over most news sites.

              • March 5th 2018 @ 8:18pm
                Jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:18pm | ! Report

                Just looking

              • Roar Rookie

                March 5th 2018 @ 8:33pm
                Matthew Pearce said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:33pm | ! Report

                If that’s true it certainly changes things, doesn’t it?

                Imagine all the back-tracking the moral arbiters who were so quick to judge straight away would have to do.

              • March 5th 2018 @ 8:38pm
                Damo said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:38pm | ! Report

                I’m obviously not an international cricketer but if anyone said anything about my wife I’d need a couple of blokes to hold me back to.

          • March 5th 2018 @ 8:24pm
            Adsa said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:24pm | ! Report

            If that is the case then DeKock has gone for an absolute gutter effort and should be punished.

            • March 5th 2018 @ 8:37pm
              remington said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:37pm | ! Report

              With a trophy and man of the match award

            • March 5th 2018 @ 10:02pm
              Fergus said | March 5th 2018 @ 10:02pm | ! Report

              Not a single news article alleging the slur has given a source or even indicated it got tipped off, so its quite possible they are just making it up. Clearly personal remarks were made but the nature of them is unclear.

              • Roar Rookie

                March 5th 2018 @ 10:38pm
                Matthew Pearce said | March 5th 2018 @ 10:38pm | ! Report

                Not confirming that it was about Warner’s wife but Smith confirmed that it was indeed personal from de Kock, so it’s very plausible:

              • Roar Guru

                March 5th 2018 @ 11:07pm
                Edward L'Orange said | March 5th 2018 @ 11:07pm | ! Report

                Whether de Cock attacked Warner’s wife or not, like you say, his comments were obviously personal – that at least has been blankly stated by Smith amongst others. Who cares about the actual content, de Cock said something personal and evidently insulting to Warner, prompting an aggressive response. That’s the end of it really.

              • March 6th 2018 @ 8:23am
                Fergus said | March 6th 2018 @ 8:23am | ! Report

                I agree to an extent with what your saying, but there are degrees of personal insults. Saying “you should let your wife come out and bat for you mate, she at least knows how to hold a stick” isn’t as bad as other things that could be said. I feel with an insult like that warner would cope fine because it’s directly disparaging him more then his wife. His nickname the Reverend directly allures to his personal life so i would be surprised if he isn’t used to some level of banter directed toward it. It’s just the nature of that banter or sledging that matters.

        • March 6th 2018 @ 3:22pm
          Razzar said | March 6th 2018 @ 3:22pm | ! Report

          Your right Adsa, then we can determine whether Warner has the right to become violent. Seems his fellow teammates thought better of it, and not endulging in fisticuffs over some insulting words.

    • Roar Pro

      March 5th 2018 @ 12:54pm
      anon said | March 5th 2018 @ 12:54pm | ! Report

      Warner can’t help himself. Really simple guy, wouldn’t be anything if he couldn’t hit a ball.

      • Roar Guru

        March 5th 2018 @ 3:39pm
        JamesH said | March 5th 2018 @ 3:39pm | ! Report

        Warner grew up in a dirt poor family in public housing in Sydney. Cricket was his way out. First thing he did when he started making money was set his parents up to make sure they would never have to scrap for every dollar again.

        Yeah he carries on and his behaviour is sometimes pretty loutish, but not everyone has the same opportunities growing up.

        • Roar Pro

          March 5th 2018 @ 4:32pm
          anon said | March 5th 2018 @ 4:32pm | ! Report

          He’s been a highly pampered international cricketer who has travelled the world for the last decade. No excuse for how he behaves.

          Not everyone has the same opportunities as an adult.

          • March 5th 2018 @ 5:29pm
            jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 5:29pm | ! Report

            Family man, terrific wife who is highly regarded. Set his parents up.

            No one’s perfect.

            • Roar Pro

              March 5th 2018 @ 7:08pm
              anon said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:08pm | ! Report

              My original point stands. Without being able to hit a ball well, he wouldn’t be doing too much with his life.

              • March 6th 2018 @ 8:31am
                Fergus said | March 6th 2018 @ 8:31am | ! Report

                Warner is well aware of that fact if you’ve ever bothered to listen to his interviews. He may be simple but he’s not stupid, he would be aware there was better ways he could have handled that issue he isn’t called the reverend for nothing.

      • March 5th 2018 @ 9:52pm
        Simoc said | March 5th 2018 @ 9:52pm | ! Report

        And yet so much smarter than you.

    • March 5th 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Simon said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:11pm | ! Report

      Davey rules and I wish he was our captain

      • March 5th 2018 @ 1:34pm
        Mickey of Mo$man said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:34pm | ! Report

        Very convenient footage leak, typical SA tactics!

        Davey should be captain.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 1:47pm
          jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:47pm | ! Report

          Ha – our players gave it to Bairstow. The media is trying to help them. Too late for this game, but the Aussies need to bunker down and play with an us against everyone attitude now.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 6:33pm
          DavSA said | March 5th 2018 @ 6:33pm | ! Report

          Actually it is very untypical.

    • Columnist

      March 5th 2018 @ 1:21pm
      Ronan O'Connell said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:21pm | ! Report

      Hard to accurately judge this particular incident without knowing what preceded it, but Warner’s behaviour has definitely been poor at times in this match, he’s been way too riled up, particularly when he ran out AB, that was over the top.

      He hasn’t behaved this extremely in years.

      • March 5th 2018 @ 1:23pm
        Oingo Boingo said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:23pm | ! Report

        Good to see him giving plenty I say.

      • Roar Rookie

        March 5th 2018 @ 1:30pm
        Matthew Pearce said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:30pm | ! Report

        First statement is exactly it. We have zero idea of exactly all that happened during the course of the match.

        Sadly, all too many people happy to do just the opposite.

        • Roar Guru

          March 5th 2018 @ 3:37pm
          Edward L'Orange said | March 5th 2018 @ 3:37pm | ! Report

          You’re not wrong Matt, we don’t know. But honestly, even if he was having a go, who cares anyway. It’s just an aspect of the spectacle, no one was hurt and all the talk about him being a disgrace or “stupid” simply for talking loudly near someone is so over exaggerated.

          Cricket in South Africa needs a kick start and the old “Villain” Davey comes to the rescue. SA cricket should put him on wage.

          • Roar Rookie

            March 5th 2018 @ 4:23pm
            Matthew Pearce said | March 5th 2018 @ 4:23pm | ! Report

            I completely agree there, who cares. Personal opinions on Warner and/or his actions are ultimately irrelevant, and I’d still definitely prefer to see that over boring, robotic, emotionless sport. I’m genuinely surprised at some of the backlash, I honestly had little issue with the on-field aspect at least.

            Congrats on the “guru” tag, man!

      • March 5th 2018 @ 2:26pm
        David said | March 5th 2018 @ 2:26pm | ! Report

        I agree. I was just starting to think he should take over the captaincy of the ODI and T20 side permanently, now he has proven that he is not ready for this responsibility.
        No matter what happened with de Kock, Warner’s behavior with the AB run out was not acceptable.
        Good to see young Markram taking a sensible approach – he looks well suited to a long test career. AB’s run out was his own fault (and good cricket by Aust).
        I’m a cricket lover first and an Australian supporter second. Warner’s actions immediately after the run out deserve action by the officials.

      • March 5th 2018 @ 6:29pm
        JoM said | March 5th 2018 @ 6:29pm | ! Report

        They said on the news that de Kock made comments about Warner’s wife and apparently it wasn’t the first time he had done so.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 6:36pm
          DavSA said | March 5th 2018 @ 6:36pm | ! Report

          ???….Where is the evidence . What has Warner said about it. . Sounds like a bit if sensationalism . Would be very out of character for De Kock . One of the less vocal and quieter players in the SA team.

          • March 5th 2018 @ 8:19pm
            Jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 8:19pm | ! Report

            Well Dav, it’s all over every news site.

            • March 5th 2018 @ 10:04pm
              Fergus said | March 5th 2018 @ 10:04pm | ! Report

              And not a single one has acknowledged a source of any kind, when they have a reputable source they normally at least acknowledge it even if it’s anonymous. So they could very well be making it up. News sights tend to copy each other anyway, i’ve read many a similar article in the local paper to that posted on a different online newspaper.

            • March 6th 2018 @ 9:13am
              bilo said | March 6th 2018 @ 9:13am | ! Report

              well it has to be true then! the internet said so…

              • March 6th 2018 @ 6:16pm
                DavSA said | March 6th 2018 @ 6:16pm | ! Report

                Ha ha . ….and The Martians have landed . You heard it here first.

        • March 5th 2018 @ 6:56pm
          Jacko said | March 5th 2018 @ 6:56pm | ! Report

          Thats funny JoM as all media I am watching…Fox…Channels 7, 9 and 10 are saying nothing about that. Its always the same tho isnt it…If our guy did something wrong then it must have been started by the other side but if their guy does something wrong then he should be banned for life…..Warner has history…Look at what tyhe Aus press made of the Stokes affair over the summer…..It will all fade into yesterdays chip wrapper shortly until next time Warner does something silly

          • March 5th 2018 @ 7:11pm
            JoM said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:11pm | ! Report

            It was on 9 news and is being reported in all Sydney media.

    • March 5th 2018 @ 1:22pm
      Oingo Boingo said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:22pm | ! Report

      Australians should be getting behind Warner , not bagging him out .
      It seems some snowflakes are convinced, that being aggressive is a something reserved for people of low intelligence .

      • March 5th 2018 @ 7:27pm
        Fergus said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:27pm | ! Report

        It’s not reserved for people of low intelligence but as a general rule of thumb low intelligence people are more likely to be aggressive. Don’t believe me? then do a bit of research before you speak.

        Why should Aussies get behind him? he was being overly aggressive, otherwise his teammates wouldn’t have been holding him back, it’s nothing to be proud of, its behaviour that should not be encouraged. I’ve no problem with Warner giving it back to them but he should think about the manner he is doing it in, being aggressive is just going to get him in trouble. You don’t have to be aggressive to be a dick and on the flip side being aggressive doesn’t make you a dick either.

        • March 6th 2018 @ 10:11am
          Neville said | March 6th 2018 @ 10:11am | ! Report

          “It’s not reserved for people of low intelligence but as a general rule of thumb low intelligence people are more likely to be aggressive”. Sounds just like de Kock, he has form and has been fined for on-field aggression.

      • Roar Pro

        March 5th 2018 @ 7:51pm
        anon said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:51pm | ! Report

        It generally is.

    • March 5th 2018 @ 1:27pm
      George said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:27pm | ! Report

      ‘Poor’ is a massive understatement. And he has previous attacking opponents.

      • March 5th 2018 @ 1:36pm
        Mickey of Mo$man said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:36pm | ! Report

        you should stop commenting on roar threads, getting real embarrasing

        • March 5th 2018 @ 1:44pm
          George said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:44pm | ! Report

          Prefer no dissenting opinion eh?

          • March 5th 2018 @ 1:49pm
            jameswm said | March 5th 2018 @ 1:49pm | ! Report

            Maybe you can surprise us once in a while by saying something positive about an Aussie.

            • March 5th 2018 @ 2:05pm
              George said | March 5th 2018 @ 2:05pm | ! Report

              You always have that covered.

            • March 5th 2018 @ 2:21pm
              Nope said | March 5th 2018 @ 2:21pm | ! Report

              He’s too insecure. If this was Kohli, little George would be creaming his pants

              • March 5th 2018 @ 3:13pm
                George said | March 5th 2018 @ 3:13pm | ! Report

                Why would I? Am no fan of Kohli’s immature behaviour neither. I note, however, that this is an article related to recent events involving Warner.

              • Roar Rookie

                March 6th 2018 @ 10:22am
                Pedro The Fisherman said | March 6th 2018 @ 10:22am | ! Report

                Anyone else involved Georgie?

          • March 5th 2018 @ 5:48pm
            John Erichsen said | March 5th 2018 @ 5:48pm | ! Report

            Happy to have dissenting opinion. Prefer those opinions to be in a form that actually makes sense when read them. “And he has previous attacking opponents.” Obviously, there must be words missing. Would you like us to guess which are the missing words and where they should go?

            • March 5th 2018 @ 7:42pm
              George said | March 5th 2018 @ 7:42pm | ! Report

              Erm, no words missing. ‘Previous’ is well-known shorthand for ‘previous form/charge’ in the context of misdemeanours. Your mates seemed to get my drift okay.

              • March 6th 2018 @ 12:34am
                Mitcher said | March 6th 2018 @ 12:34am | ! Report

                You mean ‘priors’ I think.