When David Warner had a fight with Siddharth Mallya in the IPL

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David Warner-Siddharth Mallya (Image Source: Twitter)

One must have noticed the change in Australia’s destructive opening batsman David Warner‘s attitude when he returned to the cricket field after facing a ban implemented by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal.


Before the ban, Warner was known as the ‘bad boy’ in the cricket world. His behavior on and off the field always used to spark controversies. Warner had involved in a heated exchange with players like Joe Root, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, and few others, but that’s already in the public domain, and fans know about these incidents.

However, there was one episode which a lot of cricket fans aren’t aware of at all, and it happened in the world’s biggest cricket tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL).


According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Warner had once indulged in a fight with the then Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owner Vijay Mallya’s son Siddharth Mallya. The incident took place in around 2012-13, but it went unnoticed, and BCCI didn’t take any action.

Warner, later had a tremendous season, especially in the year 2016, when he guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first title victory. The southpaw had to miss the 2018 season due to a ban imposed on him, but in the last edition, he came back strongly and won the orange cap – an award which is given annually to the leading run-scorer in the IPL season.


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