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Faf du Plessis calls David Warner a ‘bully’, sandpapergate, South Africa, Australia, new book, latest, updates

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said he has no time for Australia “bully” David Warner.

In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the recent publication of his book, ‘Faf: Through Fire’, du Plessis recalled the Australia batsman’s role in a now infamous incident during the first Test in Durban in 2018.

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At tea on the fourth day, with South Africa’s Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock batting to save the Test, Warner started hurling a volley of abuse at de Kock in the players’ tunnel.

The already dismissed du Plessis emerged from the home dressing room clad only in a towel wrapped around his waist and helped cool tempers.

Australia won the match by 118 runs.

But it was South Africa who would take the series, which would see Warner, Australia…

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