The Australian team lodged a formal complaint to Cricket South Africa infuriating the verbal abusing of Aussie cricketers wives by Proteas spectators beyond the boundary line during the third Test in New Lands.
On Friday, Australian opener David Warner was seen in an embroilment with one of the spectators all the way up into the staircase to the pavilion after he lost his wicket to Rabada. Warner had gone 4-4-4-6-4 off his previous five deliveries from Rabada, who ultimately had the last laugh.
The evicted spectator was seen rushed to Warner as he was going up in the stair, applauded his hands in sarcasm and threw vile words towards the Aussie vice-captain.
Security staffs at the ground later evicted the spectator; it was lately revealed he is the member of century old Western Province Cricket Club, formed in 1864.
However, Darren Lehmann uttered the behavior of the New Lands’ spectators as ‘disgraceful’ to target wives and partners of Aussie cricketers.
“I think it’s been disgraceful. You’re talking about abuse of various players and their families and personal abuse,” the Australian coach said.
“It’s not on at a cricket ground anywhere around the world, not just here. It shouldn’t happen. You can have the banter, that’s fine…banter is good-natured and fun by crowds. But they’ve gone too far here. We’ve written to Cricket South Africa. Cricket Australia have done that – we’ll see their response, but it’s been poor. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully something,” he added.