Cricket Australia have warned David Warner on his on-field behaviour after yet again earned the ire of the ICC.
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Cricket Australia have told star batsman David Warner to “stop looking for trouble” following his bust-up with India’s Rohit Sharma.
The Australians were angered when the Indians took a single off an overthrow which they wrongly believed hit Sharma.
Warner was involved in a fiery exchange with Sharma, telling the batsman to “speak English.”
Warner was fined half his match fee, and Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland warned the batsman that he must keep his temper in check.
“He has worked very hard on his leadership and behaviour over the past 12 months and I have told him very clearly that instances like this only serve to set back the progress he has made,” Sutherland is quoted as saying by the ABC.
“Quite simply, he needs to stop looking for trouble.
“This is the second time he has been before the ICC match referee this season and that’s twice too often.”
Warner admitted on Monday that he was in the wrong and should not have confronted Sharma.
“When I went over to say something to him, he sort of said something in their language and I said `speak English’ because, if you’re going to say something, understand that theoretically I cannot speak Hindi,” he told Sky Sports Radio.
“I did the polite thing and asked him to speak English, therefore he did and I can’t repeat what he said.
“I was in the wrong … I shouldn’t have engaged him.”