Former South Africa skipper gives shocking verdict on Warner-Johnson saga

Several cricketers have given their verdict about the clash between both of the players with the likes of Usman Khawaja, Ricky Ponting, and Michael Clarke, and the latest one to comment about is former South African skipper.

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David Warner-Mitchell Johnson saga continues

David Warner and Mitchell Johnson have been involved in a verbal spat for the last few days. Warner is set to play his last Test match in Sydney in January 2024 against Pakistan. Cricket Australia decided to give a farewell to the veteran batter, but his former teammate believes he should not be given a 'hero's send-off' as he was involved in the most scandalous 'Sandpaper Gate' incident and was banned for a year and has a lifetime ban from any kind of leadership roles. So the former pacer has lashed out at chief selector George Bailey for giving him a farewell. 

Several cricketers have given their verdict about the clash between both of the players with the likes of Usman Khawaja, Ricky Ponting, and Michael Clarke, and the latest one to comment about is former South African skipper AB de Villiers. As per the former Protea batter, this is not the end of the debate on the incident and it will be dragged more.

Warner replied to Johnson's comment in a calm and composed way. De Villiers believes that the veteran batter is aggressive on the field and off the field he is the most gentle person. 

I just don't like this public conversation between the two of them: AB de Villiers

De Villiers said in a video on his YouTube channel, "I just don't like this public conversation between the two of them. Just pick up the phone and sort it out. Ask the guy let's go out for a cold drink and sort the issues out. I feel there are some scars from the dressing room but don't let the world get in on this."

"They have played a lot of cricket together and have shared the dressing room a lot. So maybe that's where it started. Maybe Mitchell Johnson felt that 'You're a part of a World Cup winning squad and now this send-off. You're getting away with a lot that needs to be talked about.' I feel there's a lot still left to come out."

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