Warner, Slater rule out bar brawl rumours
Australian duo David Warner, who also plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, and commentator Michael Slater had recently been reported of involving in a bar fight in Maldives, where Australians are staying before flight back home.
The Daily Telegraph first reported the rumour saying Warner and Slater had involved in a physical exchange at Taj Coral Resort.
The report has been ruled out by both, who have been good friends, with Slater saying there is “absolute zero chance” of having a fight with Warner.
“There is absolutely nothing to the rumour mill Buzz. Davie and I are great mates and absolutely zero chance of (having) a fight,” Slater texted a senior journalist denying the rumour.
Warner also clarified: “There has been no drama. I don’t know where you get these things from. Unless you were here and have got concrete evidence you can’t write anything. Nothing happened.”
Slater has been under the pump in recent times after he lashed out at Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison for travel restrictions and sad the PM has! “blood on your hands”. Morrison replied saying Slater’s remarks are “absurd”.
All Australian cricketers, coaches and commentators have to wait until a route to home opens following an early IPL exit induced by pandemic.