Srinagar, May 9: Star Australian cricketer David Warner and former cricketer turned expert Michael Slater both have denied the rumours that they got into a fight in a Maldives bar.
According to reports in The Sunday Telegraph, the pair were at the bar late at night when they got into a verbal altercation that turned physical.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) former captain Warner and former Australia opener Slater alongwith other Australians are in the Maldives after the postponement of IPL 2021 due to Covid-19 crisis in India.
The Australian government has banned all direct passenger flights from India and so the Australians involved in the tournament are quarantining in the Maldives before flying to their country.
However, Warner and Slater have sent text messages to a senior journalist at the publication and put a full stop on all the rumours.
‘There is absolutely nothing to the rumour mill … Davie and I are great mates and absolutely zero chance of [having] a fight,’ Slater told the publication in a text on Saturday.
Warner also downplayed any suggestion of physical altercation between the two.
‘I don’t know where you get these things from. Unless you were here and have got concrete evidence you can’t write anything,’ he said.
David Warner and Michael Slater have both been in news in the recent few weeks. While, Warner was sacked as SRH captain and dropped from the playing XI, Slater has slammed Australian PM Scott Morrison for the travel bans leaving hundreds of Australian locked out of their own country.