We all clap, we always do and we always will continue acknowledging people’s knocks, David Warner said © Getty Images

Australian Opener David Warner rubbished the claims that he showed disrespect to England’s Joe Root and said he did acknowledge when the latter had scored a valuable 166-ball 134 in the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, which had put the hosts on track to win the game by 169 runs. Warner had received heavy criticism from former cricketer Mathew Hayden and current New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum for showing cold behaviour even when the young English cricketer deserved the appreciation after showing a stand-out performance at a crucial stage for his side.

According to a report from Cricket Australia, the Australian revealed that he was disappointed with all the news going around saying that he did not applaud when Root scored that hundred. READ: David Warner needs to show more respect towards Joe Root, says Brendon McCullum

“If the camera had stayed on me for the five minutes that he celebrated they’d have seen me clap alongside all the other guys. The captions they use are always going to be a snapshot of you doing something, and the time that photo was taken was probably a minute-and-a-half after he raised his bat.

“We all clap, we always do and we always will continue acknowledging people’s knocks,” he added. The history that both the cricketers share is unforgettable. However, just ahead of the first Test Warner had expressed regret of punching Root during the 2013 Ashes tour. READ: The No. 3 Conundrum for England

With both Australia and England winning one game each off the first two Ashes Test, the third match will commence on July 29 at Birmingham.