Cricket fraternity indulge in a Twitter banter over David Warner, Quinton De Kock altercation

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In an explosive CCTV footage that has emerged, several Australian players had to restrain opener David Warner, who is seen having a heated exchange with South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock at Tea on day four of the first Test.

According to the Australian media reports, the altercation took place following the exuberant celebrations by the Aussies after the run-out of South African star batsman AB de Villiers.

Emotions seemed to have boiled over as the players made their way to their respective dressing rooms with Warner seen launching a fiery tirade at De Kock.

In the footage, players from both teams can be seen walking up the stairs and making their way back to their respective dressing rooms. But suddenly Warner emerges, being pushed back by Usman Khawaja.

Smith and Khawaja try to take Warner into the dressing room but the Australian vice-captain was having none of it and tries to confront De Kock who is just behind a few Australian players. Tim Paine joins Khawaja in trying to restrain Warner, who continues to fire verbal volleys at De Kock. South African captain Faf du Plessis can also be seen emerging in a towel following the ruckus. Finally, Warner is taken away from the scene by captain Steve Smith.

However, the cricket fraternity seems divided over the incident. While some feel that Warner must have only reacted this way after a personal attack being hurled at him, some said that if Warner knows how to attack others he should also be up for the taking.

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