In South Africa we would expect respect : David Warner
David Warner and Steve Smith received a one-year ban for ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in 2018. The two cricketers returned to England last year in the World Cup after the ban was lifted.
They will be back in Cape Town again on February 26, two years later in the third and final T20 match against South Africa. Warner hopes to be honored by Proteas supporters in that match.
“Personally, I don’t remember anything about it,” Warner told an Australian radio. “I’ll go there and try to win the team by the run. I will try to get myself in a better position.”
He also said,
“It’s normal that the situation will not be in our hand. But in South Africa we would expect respect. Before that, when we were here, we would be very appreciative.”
Warner and Smith were both victims of booed in the World Cup many times. Warner made a remarkable performance at the World Cup without giving a damn. After the World Cup, Smith also played one-on-one beautiful innings on the ground of contested England.
Australia’s Test opener Cameron Bancroft was involved in a distortion of ball with Smith-Warner in Cape Town. Cricket Australia, however, banned him for nine months for his minor role in the incident.