David Warner says he attacked English cricketer as he was insulting Muslims

2015-07-06 07:06:31 | Al Muslim News
David Warner says he attacked English cricketer as he was insulting Muslims
Australian Cricketer David Warner says he attacked Joe Root in 2013 as he felt he was insulting Muslims


Australian opening batsman David Warner has revealed he attacked Joe Root in a Birmingham nightclub before the last Ashes series 2013 in England because he felt he was insulting Muslims.

Speaking in detail for the first time about the notorious incident in 2013, Warner also said he is on a final warning for his on-field behaviour from the International Cricket Council (ICC), Telegraph reported.

Warner was banned for 2 matches for his assault on Root in the Walkabout Bar in Birmingham city centre, which saw him throw a punch at the England batsman after a row over Root using the wig as a fake beard -  felt Root was poking fun at the South African Muslim batsman Hasim Amla

England vehemently denied that was Joe Root's intention at the time, but Warner gone public with his suspicions in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.

"A mate of mine was actually wearing [the wig] on top of his head like a Malinga wig, that's what it was. He was wearing it on his head and (Root) decided to come in and take it off my mate's head and start acting the way he did," Warner said.

I just think in today's society you shouldn't be fooling around with that kind of stuff, Warner added.

That night Warner lost his temper, believing Root was impersonating and ridiculing Hashim Amla, the South African Muslim batsman who has a large beard. 

David Warner, 28, A quick-scoring left-handed opening batsman, Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.


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