Proteas

Warner has subtle dig at Proteas

2016-11-22 10:00
David Warner (AFP)

Cape Town - Opener David Warner says he would be "very disappointed" if the Australian players conducted themselves the way the Proteas have been over the past week or so. 

The South Africans take a 2-0 lead into Thursday's final Test at the Adelaide Oval, but the focus has instead been on petty off-field issues and a ball tampering saga that has taken the shine off the Proteas' dominance somewhat. 

Captain Faf du Plessis was on Tuesday sitting in a hearing relating to those ball tampering charges that emerged after the second Test, while Hashim Amla led a team outcry against the allegations last week. 

Then, on Monday morning, Du Plessis was hounded by an Australian news journalist at an Adelaide airport before a mini-altercation followed in which Proteas team management got into a scuffle with the reporter. 

Cricket South Africa then sent out a release saying they had been "harassed" by media in Australia, while former Proteas also jumped to the defence of Du Plessis and the squad. 

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Warner had a bit to say himself. 

"I won't comment on the way they've been behaving," Warner was quoted as saying on the Cricket.com.au website.

"I just know from an Australian cricket perspective we hold our heads high and I'd be very disappointed if one of our team members did that, and how they're reacting." 

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