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Australia captain Steve Smith has accused South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock of getting too personal with his some of the comments he made to Baggy Greens vice-captain David Warner.
Cricket Australia have launched an investigation after CCTV footage emerged showing Warner and De Kock getting into an altercation on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban.
Warner was seen speaking to De Kock in an aggressive manner, while several of his teammates, including Smith, tried to lead him into Australia’s dressing room.
However, even though Smith doesn’t want to see anymore incidents like this for the rest of the four-Test series, he reiterated that De Kock ignited the entire incident.
“Those sorts of things are not on from both sides,” Smith was quoted as saying by Sport24. “Getting personal on the field is not on.
“We were certainly very chirpy out in the field as well. As far as I’m aware, we didn’t get personal towards Quinton.
“What he said got a little bit personal towards Davey and, as we saw, it certainly provoked an emotional response.”
Australia ended up winning the first Test by 118 runs in less than four overs on the fifth day as they only needed one wicket to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The Baggy Greens wrapped things up when De Kock was trapped lbw off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood for 83.