David Warner has reportedly angered teammates by drinking champagne at a Cape Town bar with friends who were not part of the Australia cricket team.
According to Fox Sports Australia, Warner has not handled being stripped of the vice-captaincy well. Outraged members of the team asked team bosses to remove the player from the hotel after warnings that there could be an incident between Warner and angry players.
Warner apparently removed himself from the team’s WhatsApp group and had ‘gone rogue’ since the ball-tampering story broke.
Warner has been at the centre of controversy in the series. In Durban, he clashed with Quinton de Kock in a now infamous stairway altercation while, in Cape Town, he claimed to be the victim of heavy abuse from the Newlands crowd.
Warner was stood down as the team’s vice-captain after skipper Steve Smith admitted to journalists that Cameron Bancroft had tampered with the ball at the request of a ‘leadership group’.
Smith will miss the final match of the series having been given a one-match suspension by the ICC after the debacle, and Cricket Australia is expected to act on Warner by keeping him out of the game at the Wanderers.