Former Australia vice-captain David Warner walked from the pitch while batting in a grade match due to a “sledging incident”. The 32-year-old, currently banned from international and state cricket due to his part in the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year, was batting for club side Randwick-Petersham at the time.
The left-hander sat on 35 when he took umbrage to a comment made from Western Suburbs player Jason Hughes, brother of former Australia Test star Randwick-Petersham who died in 2014 after being hit on the neck by the ball while batting.
Warner walked from the field and was allowed to return two minutes later, going on to score 157.
It is unclear what was actually said but Cricket Australia say that it turned “personal” and “nasty”.
Warner was lucky that the opposition allowed him to resume his innings as the laws of the game state that once a batsman has left the field they cannot return, unless they had retired with injury or illness.