IPL 2021: Were David Warner, Michael Slater involved in a brawl at Maldives bar?
David Warner is an explosive Australian opener, representing Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, while fellow former Australian Michael Slater works as a commentator. The Australians are currently in the Maldives following the postponement of IPL 2021.
The now-postponed 2021 Indian Premier League has thrown everything into disorder. While the squads have started to disintegrate, the overseas players are currently busy going back to their respective countries amidst abiding by the COVID protocols set by their nations.
As for the Australians, they are currently in the Maldives due to the travel routes between India and Australia being currently suspended until May 15. Meanwhile, reports have emerged that a couple of Australians, David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad captain) and Michael Slater (commentator), were involved in a brawl at a bar in the island nation.
According to The Daily Telegraph, there were reports of a physical altercation between the two, with blows being exchanged. Nevertheless, Slater has sent out a text to senior journalist Phil Rothfield and has dismissed the rumours of any brawl with the Aussie opener. "There is absolutely nothing to the rumour mill Buzz. Davie and I are great mates and absolutely zero chance of (having) a fight," he said, reports Fox Sports.
"There has been no drama. I don't know where you get these things from. Unless you were here and have got concrete evidence, you can't write anything. Nothing happened," claimed Warner.
Last week, Slater slammed the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to impose a travel ban on its citizens from the country, claiming that it is a "disgrace" besides stating that the latter would have "blood on his hands". Nonetheless, Morrison defended his decision, while Cricket Australia and Australians Cricketers' Association does not seek exemption from the government on the current travel ban. Meanwhile, the IPL Governing Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India make sure that the players return home safe and sound.
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