Australian opener, David Warner, has slammed England’s Jonny Bairstow after the English ‘keeper headbutted Australian debutant, Cameron Bancroft.
Warner, who’s second-innings partnership with Bancroft won the match for Australia Bairstow in today’s press conference with Steve Smith. “I just can’t believe someone would do that to an opponent,” Warner told reporters. “It is against the spirit of competition to hit an opponent after the match. “It’s just not cricket. We had a great win, and nobody has mentioned it yet”.
The Australian vice-captain telling Bairstow “You shouldn’t headbutt our mates,” was the firestarter to this media storm. Warner spoke of the incident; “I truly believe it too. You shouldn’t headbutt my mate. “You’d never see an Australian assaulting an English player in the Ashes. “Cam rated the headbutt a four out of ten. That’s almost five. “It’s just not on”. Steve Smith showed Warner support with a sensible chuckle.
Warner was famously dropped for a Champions Trophy match after punching then English batsman, and now the captain, Joe Root at a pub. Warner said there was “no comparison” between the two incidents. “Joe Root fucking deserved it. “That’s the difference.” Steve Smith backed up Warner, again, with a sensible chuckle.
When asked if there are any hidden assaults like the headbutt, Warner asked reporters “Do you want the terrifying truth? Or do you want to see me hit some dingers? before hitting a big six over mid-off.