Watch: David Warner Shoves Matthew Wade After Heated Exchange During BBL

Last Update: January 15, 2023, 4:05 pm IST

screen grab of the incident

screen grab of the incident

However, both Chris Green and Matthew Wade played down the incident during their post-match chat with the broadcasters.

David Warner and Matthew Wade were involved in an on-field exchange during the Big Bash League 2022-23 clash between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Warner was seen pushing Wade away after they exchanged a few words midway through the Hurricanes’ chase of 136 on Sunday.

The incident was rooted in a heated argument with Thunder captain Chris Green and his counterpart Wade, with Tim David acting as peacemaker before others got involved.

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Green was reportedly enjoying being nearly run out at Wade’s expense, but the wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t seem to mind as he fired back.

Soon a clip was shown of Warner, representing the Thunder, jokingly pushing his former Australia teammate Wade, the latter not looking impressed by the action.

Former Australian cricketer Kerry O’Keefe termed it as a “disgusting” incident.

“It was inappropriate. I don’t know what went down between that pair. They have a long history as friends. It’s tasteless. You can’t have contact like that. Were they half joking, I Don’t know. His body language suggested no. There was an issue,” O’Keefe said. fox sports,

However, during the post-match talks with the broadcasters, Green and Wade downplayed the incident.

“There was nothing untoward about it. On the field we are both passionate and competitive and trying to get wins for our teams. Nothing was said personally,’ Green said.

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“We were both playing with a lot of spirit, trying to lead our teams. We chatted after the game. We go further. If we end up playing (again) I am sure we will be as competitive as ever. If it happens again, great. If it isn’t, it isn’t. I leave here without any bad feelings.”

Wade joked, “I couldn’t kill him, that was my main frustration.”

Sydney Thunder were bowled out for 135, with Nathan Ellis taking 4/27 including a hat-trick. And then Tim David scored an unbeaten 76 off 41 balls to give Hobart Hurricanes a five-wicket win.

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