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Warner fined for spat with Rohit Sharma

Warner fined for spat with Rohit Sharma
Australia opener David Warner has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for a verbal spat with his India counterpart Rohit Sharma during Sunday’s tri-series ODI here but defended himself by insisting that he was merely asking his rival to “speak English”.

Warner revealed that he has been fined during a radio interview after on Sunday’s match which Australia won by four wickets. The swashbuckling opener said although getting involved in the altercation was not right but maintained that he did nothing wrong by asking Rohit to speak in English. The showdown took place at the end of the 23rd over of India’s innings when Rohit charged for a single on an overthrow, much to the displeasure of the Australians.

“When you throw a ball to the keeper and it hits a player you don’t run. A few of the boys said something to him and when I went over to say something he sort of said something in their language and I said ‘speak English’, because if you’re going to say something for me to understand theoretically, I cannot speak Hindi. I thought I was okay by asking him to speak English. I got slapped on the wrist on Sunday by ICC, I shouldn’t have engaged him and should have went to the other side to my fielding position, but I didn’t,” he recalled.
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