Australia vice-captain David Warner says he will always defend his family after claiming a “vile and disgusting” remark about his wife led to his angry altercation with South Africa’s Quinton de Kock.
Both players were punished for the incident during the opening Test in Durban, with Warner fined 75 per cent of his match fee and De Kock 25 per cent.
CCTV footage showed the Australian having to be restrained by his team-mates and Warner has spoken about the exchange that led to the incident.
“The other day I was probably out of line,” he said. “I’ve seen the footage and I regret the way it played out but for me – it is how I am and I responded emotionally and regretted the way I played out.
“I’ll always stick up for my family. I cop it left, right and centre, especially off the field from spectators. I am used to that and it doesn’t bother me.