South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has said he has moved on from his bitter altercation with David Warner that occurred during Australia’s previous trip to the African nation. De Kock landed in an ugly quarrel with Warner before the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.
The fiery verbal exchange between the two top players was recorded on the cameras as Warner had alleged de Kock had passed an unsavory comment about his wife. Now the two will meet each other in a charged up atmosphere in the T20I series between Australia and the Proteas. Dismissing any aspect of heightened emotions, de Kock said he harbored no acrimony towards his Aussie counterpart.
“We haven’t had any conversations, but I think both of us have moved on. We both just love to play the game really hard. I don’t think anything will happen, we will just carry on with the way we need to go about things,” he told reporters.
“If a player on either side decides to take an opponent on, then maybe that fierceness from both teams will reignite. But we will both continue to just play the game hard,” de Kock added.