Former England captain Alastair Cook unveils new ball-tampering against Australian opener David Warner. He told that Warner used to tamper with the ball in domestic cricket in 2017. According to Cook, he used to get on the ground by taping his hand to tamper with the ball. Warner returned to international cricket from this World Cup after 14 months. ICC caught him in a ball-tampering controversy against South Africa last year, after which they banned him for 12 months.
According to the American newspaper The Guardian, Cook wrote in his autobiography, “Warner had said after drinking beer that he used to tamper with the ball by taping his hand in first-class cricket.” He used to put some material on the tape that would quickly break the ball. I looked at Steve Smith who was saying in a gesture, “You shouldn’t have said that.” According to Cook, Warner told him so during the 2017-18 Ashes series.
‘The public did not want the culture of the Australian team’
Cook said, “Stuart Broad finished it well and said in the Ashes he was swinging the ball reverse. Why change what you were doing? Why sandpaper suddenly? People knew what was happening. But it turned out to be the best thing for Australian cricket because it showed them that this kind of action is not valid.
Warner had scored 647 runs in the World Cup.
After his return this year, Warner is facing sledging and audience hooting in England. He scored 647 runs in the World Cup despite hooting. He was second to score the most runs in the tournament. Only Rohit Sharma scored 648 runs more than him. Warner, who has done well in the World Cup, has scored only one half-century in the four Tests of the Ashes. He scored 2, 8, 3, 5, 61, 0, 0 and 0 in eight innings of four Tests.