Candice Warner says Australian cricketers were ‘kicked’ by Lord members in ‘dirty’ Ashes Test as her husband David says the abuse was the worst he has ever faced
- Candice Warner says stars were ‘touched’ and ‘kicked’ at Lord’s
- Followed Jonny Bairstow’s infamous slam in Ashes Test
- David Warner said the abuse he faced was “the worst of his career”
Cricket WAG Candice Warner has sensationally claimed that several Australian players were ‘touched’ and ‘kicked’ by irate members of Lord’s during the second Ashes Test.
Her husband, leadoff hitter David Warner, also said the abuse he received was the worst in his decorated career.
As investigations into the ugly incident at cricket’s home continue, former professional ironwoman Warner has called the behavior of some members “dirty”.
It followed the controversial shock sacking of Jonny Bairstow by Australian goalkeeper Alex Carey, giving the tourists ascendancy.
It also revealed some bad blood between her husband and Bairstow, who was furious over the way he lost his wicket over lunch.
Cricket WAG Candice Warner has revealed that several Australian players were ‘touched’ and ‘kicked’ by angry members at Lord’s during the second Ashes Test
Usman Khawaja is abused by ignited MCC members in the Long Room during the second Test of Ashes
“Jonny got up and said a few words, David gave a few words back,” he said on Fox Sports. back page.
‘That whole test was pretty dirty to be completely honest. It was very disappointing, even after the game when the fans stayed.
‘There were players like Starcy [Mitchell Starc] and Pat Cummins trying to make her media, the vile abuse continued.
‘It wasn’t just those images [where Warner and Khawaja confronted MCC members before security intervened]. She continued up two flights of stairs to the locker room and two more flights of stairs to where the boys were eating lunch.
You don’t want to see that anywhere. ‘There were some players who actually got tagged, they got kicked. Usman Khawaja was also really upset by what was directed at him.
Warner stated that he had “never experienced anything like it”, in terms of the animosity directed at Australian players following Jonny Bairstow’s controversial sacking at Lord’s.
Warner, 36, who is no stranger to jeers from opposition supporters after his role in ‘Sandpapergate’ in Cape Town five years ago in a series against South Africa, was surprised by the level of animosity.
“It was absolutely incredible, I had never experienced anything like it,” Warner told the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club PodcastHosted by former England stars Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell.
“I’ve learned a few things before from people, but the grown men, the mature people who are meant to be the quietest in the cricketing household, it was something to behold.
‘I wish I had a microphone so people could get an idea of how loud it was in there.
‘It was crazy. I can’t repeat it [what was said] here.’
The fourth Old Trafford Ashes Test in Manchester kicks off on Wednesday at 8pm AEST.