David Warner Grade Cricket: Banned Australian opening batsman was involved in another controversy while playing Grade Cricket.
David Warner, Australia’s opening batsman who is currently serving a 12-month ban for the infamous ball tampering incident at Cape Town earlier this year, walked-off mid-innings after an alleged sledge.
Playing for Randwick-Petersham against Western Suburbs at Pratten Park in Sydney, Warner left the field when he was on 35. In which was a peculiar incident, it allured limelight on Warner for not the right reasons yet again.
It is alleged that Jason Hughes, elder brother of Phillip Hughes, had sledged Warner on the ground. If reports are to be believed, Hughes had called Warner a ‘disgrace’, reacting to which Warner left the field only to return back to score 157 in the match.
With the opposition not objecting to Warner returning to the field after an improved state of mind and a slight ‘halt’, birthday boy Warner showed signs of form by scoring a mammoth score.
Neither Warner nor any of the club member of either sides spoke to the media regarding the incident. It is said that the umpires are highly unlikely to report the incident and both the clubs are keen at ‘moving on’.
Having played for a couple of T20 franchises this year, Warner has recently signed with Sylhet Sixers in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The tournament will begin on January 5 next year.
Warner’s ban will culminate in March after which he will be able to play in the Indian Premier League and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Read some of the recent Twitter reactions on Warner below:
David Warner marked his 32nd birthday with a hundred in grade cricket in Sydney, but he walked off mid-way during his innings, on 35, after an alleged sledge by an opposition player https://t.co/jYEf9eHvir pic.twitter.com/IvBmBWBSGt
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 27, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 27, 2018
A- Once you walk off the field aren’t you out?
B- How many ways can David Warner find to be a hypocritical arsewipe before Australian cricket decides that enough is enough?
Ask Jonny Bairstow about sledges that justify walking off the field, Mr Warner. I believe you were there https://t.co/XLvqtru2aC
— Kevin Framp (@BigKev67) October 27, 2018
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) October 27, 2018