A video has emerged of Australia’s vice-captain David Warner verbally abusing South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock as the players walked off the field for the Tea break at Kingsmead on Sunday.
In the video, Warner can be heard calling De Kock ‘a f***ing sook’. The footage was taken way before the two cricketers nearly came to blows in an incident that has dominated headlines since the game has ended.
‘Sook’ is an Australian slang term for someone who is soft, and lacking spirit and self-confidence.
Here’s the video:
It didn’t look like much but it highlights how things were starting to build up between the two before things took a turn on the way up to the dressing sheds.
The altercation in the staircase is what followed with CCTV footage of the clash landing both players in trouble.