Star batsman David Warner and former Australia opener turned commentator Michael Slater have clearly denied that the duo had been concerned in an altercation inside a Maldives bar. SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Warner and Slater, who was commentating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, together with the Australian contingent are staying in the Maldives before they all leave for Australia. The hearsay of bodily alternate between the duo within the Maldives was first reported by the Daily Telegraph as cited by foxsports.com.au.
The former Australian opener is reported to have despatched a textual content to senior journalist Phil Rothfield quashing the hearsay.
“There is absolutely nothing to the rumour mill Buzz. Davie and I are great mates and absolutely zero chance of (having) a fight,” foxsports.com.au quoted Slater as saying in a textual content message.
SRH skipper and Australian batsman Warner too denied the hearsay saying: “There has been no drama.”
“I don’t know where you get these things from. Unless you were here and have got concrete evidence you can’t write anything. Nothing happened,” Warner added.
Earlier this week, Slater had lashed out at the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid the journey ban as coronavirus continues to rage in India.
Morrison had introduced a ban on passenger flights from India until May 15 and he additionally mentioned that there can be no particular privileges given to the Australian gamers in India.
Slater, who was commentating within the ongoing IPL, accused the Australian PM of getting “blood on his hands” and termed the choice of journey ban as a “disgrace”.
The Australian gamers, coaches, match officers, and commentators have been safely transported from India to the Maldives.
The Australians will stay within the Maldives till the conclusion of the journey pause pertaining to flights from India to Australia. As beforehand acknowledged, CA and the ACA should not searching for an exemption from the Australian Government.
The security of each particular person concerned within the IPL was one of many main causes for the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council to unanimously determine on the postponement of the league on Tuesday.
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