Four years ago, back in 2014 at the same venue of Port Elizabeth, Australia‘s David Warner accused AB de Villiers of ball tampering. After four years, things have taken a full round as this time Warner has been accused of ball tampering by South Africa in the 2nd Test of the series.
As reported by Herald Sun, on Day 2 of the second Test, South African players reported to umpires over Warner allegedly tampering with the leather. Moreover, they specifically mentioned about his heavily taped left hand.
In addition, not to forget that Warner was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for alleging de Villiers for ball tampering back in 2014 at the same venue.
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At the end of second day’s play, South Africa have gained the lead of 20 runs, courtesy de Villiers blistering batting. De Villiers remained unbeaten post day’s play at 74 off just 81. Australia had scored 243 earlier in the match with the help of Warner’s lone knock of 63.
Earlier, Warner earned 3 demerit points and was fined 75 per cent of his match fee after the Australian deciding not to contest the Level Two charges against him by the ICC. Warner was guilty of “conduct that brings the game into disrepute” after CCTV footage showed him apparently turning on Quinton de Kock as the players walked up a staircase during the tea break of the Day 4 at Durban.
Warner was revealed to have called de Kock a “f***ing sook.”