Sydney - David Warner has hit out at
"derogatory and vulgar" taunts from New Zealand fans during their
recent tour while making clear Australia will not be toning down their on-field
Australia sealed a 2-0 series victory over
New Zealand to reach the top Test ranking on Wednesday in Christchurch in a
match marred by a confrontation between captain Steve Smith and paceman Josh
Hazlewood and the umpire.
Smith was charged by the International
Cricket Council and fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent,
while Hazlewood was fined 15 percent for his outburst.
With tensions still running high, Warner
said he was disappointed security did not do more to rein in abuse from the
crowd, which he claimed included remarks about players' wives and children.
"It doesn't matter if you're home or
away, you're going to cop some form of abuse, but we don't expect to be hounded
for six or seven hours," he told national radio on Thursday.
"Some of the stuff was pretty
derogatory and pretty vulgar and the upsetting thing was the fact that I know
if my two daughters were in the crowd, I wouldn't want them listening to that
sort of stuff.
"We go out there and we don't expect
to be abused every single minute of the game, but it goes with sport in
He did not say exactly what was said, but
complained that "when they're talking about people's families and stuff it
takes it a little bit too far and some of the boys raised the issue".
While the crowd behaviour irked the
vice-captain, who has two young daughters, he said it would not stop Australia
playing an aggressive style of cricket.
"We have a passionate brand," he
said. "If you look back at the history of Australian cricket we have an
aggressive style. We've got to keep playing our brand of cricket."
Warner has a short turnaround in Australia,
with the squad expected to depart at the weekend for South Africa to play three
warm-up games ahead of the World Twenty20 in India.