Du Plessis Ball-Tampering Row: SA official manhandles Australian reporter
Adelaide: One of the South African Cricket team's security officials shockingly shoved an Australian television reporter against a glass door as he was trying to interview stand-in Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis on Monday.
It is to be recalled that Du Plessis has been summoned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for disciplinary hearing on ball tampering allegations which were imposed on him from the second Test against Australia in Hobart last week.
As South Africa outclassed Australia in the first two Tests, the tension between Australian media and the Proteas team is consistently intensifying since the ball-tampering issue came into light.
According to the international media reports, Nine Network reporter Will Crouch was violently pulled away from Du Plessis when the South African team reached Adelaide airport ahead of the third and final Test of the tour.
According to Australian media, the man who manhandled the reporter was Proteas security chief Zunaid Wadee.
The reports also suggest that the skipper was wearing headphones at the time brawl occurred. After the altercation, South African batsman Hashim Amla tweeted, "Disappointed.. such provocative behaviour from reporters. Let a man walk in peace. Ask with manners n courtesy and u prob will get a response."
The South African skipper allegedly had a sweet or mint in his mouth and he rubbed saliva on the ball to get more swing during the Hobart match. He has already been banned for one match for the same.