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“He was a Bully” Faf du Plessis reveals shocking statements on David Warner

Faf du Plessis Comments on David Warner

It was a long-lasting rivalry but this statement came out as a shocking comment from du Plessis

Faf du Plessis reveals: Faf du Plessis, a former captain of South Africa, didn’t particularly like David Warner personally and referred to him as a bully in a recent interview about his new book.

Faf du Plessis, a former captain of South Africa, called Australian opener David Warner a “bully.” The right-handed hitter reflected on how the Australians bullied his team throughout the whole first Test of the 2018 series. Praised the Proteas for providing an appropriate response with a series win.

Ball Tampering Scandal

The scandal involving the tampered balls during that disastrous four-match Test series played in South Africa was orchestrated by Warner. The fiery left-handed batter forced Cameron Bancroft, his opening partner, to use sandpaper to tamper with the red cherry in order to elicit a reverse swing. As a result, Warner and the captain at the time, Steve Smith, received yearlong suspensions, while Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension.

du Plessis Comments

Faf du Plessis quoted saying “He was a bully. I don’t have time for bullies. Australia wanted to bully us. We had to stand up for ourselves. They abused us that whole game but the way we fought back turned the series around.”

The start of the Dis-agreement

Following Australia’s 118-run victory in the first Test of that series in Durban. Warner got into a nasty brawl with the Proteas’ wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. Warner was penalized 75% of his match fee after the ICC determined that he had violated Level 1 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct. De Kock, on the other hand, was penalized 50% of his match money.

South Africa’s Disappointing T20 World Cup

In 2011, South Africa was one of the leading candidates to win the trophy after finishing first in their group with five victories out of six games. Additionally, they were leading the pursuit and were the favorites to overcome the Black Caps. The chase, however, was utterly wrecked when Du Plessis and the well-positioned Ab de Villiers got mixed up, resulting in the latter being run out. The Proteas ultimately suffered a 49-run defeat.

Abhinandan Krishnan
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