Stop whinging, says Warne over Warner-De Kock sledging row

Stop whinging, says Warne over Warner-De Kock sledging row

Both the South Africa and the Australia camps have been given until March 7 to respond to the charges.

But however big or small this mess might be‚ the damage to the respectability of the series has been done by security camera footage of Warner spewing what looked like - there is no audio on the video - verbal abuse at De Kock emerged online on Monday.

Warner has been issued with a level-two charge by the International Cricket Council for conduct that brings the game into disrepute, meaning he could be banned for a test if handed the most severe punishment, while de Kock has been slapped with a level-one infraction. "Both sides are going to push the boundaries".

It was described by Australian media as a moment of reconciliation between the teams but Warner can expect little relief from the niggle by Proteas players for the rest of the series, according to former test all-rounder Brad Hogg.

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Aussie Test legend Shane Warne also made a public plea for both teams to move on from the tunnel tensions while condemning any form of personal attack on the cricket field. "We want to play a way that gets us success and we've just got to make sure we don't cross the line - that's the key", Lehmann said.

Crowe is also expected to meet with skippers Steve Smith and du Plessis at some point this week, imploring them to take control of their teams and ensure the next match is played in better spirits. "Chat, banter, sledging has always been a part of any series between SA & Oz". "If I don't hear that then I'm disappointed", he said. "Have a beer together afterwards & get on with it - stop the whinging!"

It is alleged that De Kock made utterances about Warner's spouse, Candice, which prompted an emotional response by Warner as the players made their way into their respective changing rooms.

Smith's version of events was disputed by South African manager Mohammed Moosajee, who blamed Warner. "If you are saying something you've got to take it and that's the opinion of Quinton", he said.

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan suggested Warner had a reputation as a sledger and it was only a matter of time before insults were hurled back. "There were words said out on the field".

Australian great Adam Gilchrist also took to Twitter to voice an opinion, calling the spat "ugly".

"Gilly - Warner crossed many personal boundaries with the South Africans, so we can't be surprised when there is eventually a reaction", he said.

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