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Kallis: Warner aided the swing

2014-02-28 15:36

Cape Town - It has been suggested that Australian opening batsman David Warner had help aid the devastating reverse swing which led to his team's dramatic downfall in the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

According to the supersport.com website, recently retired all-rounder and leading Test run scorer for the Proteas Jacques Kallis made an informed observation after Sunday's proceedings which saw the Proteas capture an incredible nine wickets in the final session of the fourth day.

“The process begins with the rough side and the Proteas have to thank David Warner for the help he gave them with it,” Kallis said.

“Warner hit the first ball of the 21st over from JP Duminy for six and it landed flush on a concrete slab.

"Dale told me that it landed right in the middle of the ‘rough’ side of the ball and made quite a mess of it.

"It was the perfect start to preparing the ball for reverse swing and it was happening as early as the 35th over as a result,” Kallis said.

Warner was fined 15% percent of his match fee (around R28 000) for making comments implying that the Proteas had tampered with the ball in order to gain an unfair advantage, however, Kallis dismissed the notion, saying that what the Proteas achieved was no fluke and that it would be virtually impossible to handle the ball in an illegal manner.

“There is no short cut.

"It takes hundreds of hours of experimentation and practise to prepare a ball for reverse swing and it takes almost as many hours to shine it.

"It doesn’t always work, but the results are worth it when you get it right – as we saw in PE.

“There is nothing illegal involved.

"It is impossible to do anything underhanded without being caught, either by the television cameras or the umpires who check the ball on a regular basis.”

SuperSport

Comments
  • Trix Roux - 2014-02-28 15:38

    Karma is a b1itch!

  • alan.maker.94 - 2014-02-28 15:41

    Who was using the family brain cell when Warner made that accusation

  • Jacques Le Roux - 2014-02-28 15:42

    Match fees @ 100% is R180 000 odd...not a bad way to spend a few days!

      John Loveland - 2014-02-28 18:25

      Not a few days.... Its taken years and great expense to get to that level.

  • Chef_Pete_vd_H - 2014-02-28 15:42

    Yes Warner put that in your pipe and smoke it :P

  • Wilhelm Van Niekerk - 2014-02-28 15:43

    whahahahaha !!!

  • Person Vak - 2014-02-28 16:14

    So warner's six cost Aussies big time. Thanx Dumminy for allowing warner to hit six, that is you were man of the match.

  • Daryl Jackson - 2014-02-28 16:27

    King Kallis hits the Ausies for a 6 sitting on his couch!!!!!! wahahahahahaha

  • Sabiha Lockhat - 2014-02-28 16:35

    heres warnering you should warn your folks don't mess with innocent cricket balls

  • Andre Moreson - 2014-02-28 16:41

    An apology should be forthcoming from Warner, especially considering the fine for his inappropriate comment. Australia cricket should also not just ignore the fact that their captain falsely accused another national team of dishonesty. O, ja; they control cricket now with India and England; I guess then that there is no problem.

      Richard Barnes - 2014-02-28 17:04

      Warner is Aus's captain? I think someone should tell Michael Clarke about this.

  • Richard Barnes - 2014-02-28 16:41

    What would have happened if Warner's six had landed on the shiny side and made a mess of that? Would he have been hindering reverse swing and thus spoiling our plans?

  • Jean Viljoen - 2014-02-28 16:45

    He he he. Good on you Warner, you t*sser

  • UNITY - 2014-02-28 17:17

    LOL.. Best article for a Friday... Warner was batting wild and smacking and edging the ball , it had to be him..LMAO

  • Zee Komani - 2014-02-28 17:29

    Jake is an authority on reverse swing. After Donald retired he remained our mainstay for it for years while Ntini only occasionally swung it in or moved it off the seam into a right hander and Pollock swung it out and got it to move both ways off the seam, neither of these front line men got it to reverse. Kallis was our hope on getting it to tail in late, breaking many partnerships and helping us take care of stubborn lower middle order batsmen regularly. It seems Steyn has perfected this difficult art and by looks of things, he'll remain the best bowler in the world for a couple more years.

  • lizdon.ferguson - 2014-02-28 23:35

    Forget the incident already. The ozzies are sooo pleased that almost the entire cricket community in South Africa is preoccupied with his comment. Get over it, tactics people, they bring it to the next level, an art form almost. Good luck at Newlands...give them carrots

  • lizdon.ferguson - 2014-02-28 23:35

    Forget the incident already. The ozzies are sooo pleased that almost the entire cricket community in South Africa is preoccupied with his comment. Get over it, tactics people, they bring it to the next level, an art form almost. Good luck at Newlands...give them carrots

  • Johan du Toit - 2014-03-01 01:49

    Warner's batting average is higher than his IQ

  • Guy Stevens - 2014-03-01 04:43

    If there was no ball tampering, and it was all just idiotic nonsense, why all the fuss, the strident denials, retired players coming out to comment? Notice Warner said "we" when referring to De Villiers wiping the rough side of the ball. The rest of team, and plenty of others, thought so too. South Africa has form in ball tampering, just six months ago against Pakistan, and if Warner's fine stops them doing it, it was worth it.

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