Visitors Australia beat South Africa conveniently in the first Test however the highlight was all on the controversy of the heated combat in the dressing room between David Warner and Quinton de Kock.
The skipper of South Africa Faf du Plessis and previous Aussie cricketer Simon Katich ave referred to as on the fit officers to play a extra proactive function in making sure that tensions between the two facets don’t boil over and result in incidents.
Katich stated: “The important thing is that match referee has to step in and nip this in the bud. If it is allowed to keep going on, then things are going to get out of control as we saw in the tunnel. And we don’t need that look for Test cricket.”
The South Africa captain Faf du Plessis had recommended previous that Dhamarsena and Ravi must have stepped in when Warner and de Kock had been exchanging phrases on the field, which will have averted the argument spilling over into the stairwell as gamers left the field for tea.
He stated: “If it was happening on the field, it probably should have been nipped in the bud on the field already. Umpires play a big role in that, to make sure you don’t let it get to that stage. There have been a lot of games where our bowlers will get penalised, or [pick up] demerit points if you step over the line. I heard there was a lot of personal stuff on the field already. To and from. Who started it, I don’t know.”
Neither Smith nor du Plessis knew whether or not Warner and de Kock had put the factor to mattress, however the pair shook arms at the finish of the fit. “Quinny is fine. You don’t get a reaction out of Quinton anyway most of the time,” du Plessis stated. “When you look at him now, it’s like nothing happened.”