David Warner, currently playing club cricket, is serving a 12-month suspension for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test in March this year. @ Getty Images
David Warner, currently playing club cricket, is serving a 12-month suspension for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test in March this year. @ Getty Images

A livid David Warner walked off the field midway into his innings after being sledged while batting for Randwick-Petersham against Western Suburbs at a Sydney Grade Cricket match Ashfield’s Pratten Park in Australia on Saturday.

According to a report in news.com.au, play was brought to a halt when Warner, batting in the 30s, was sledged by deceased cricketer Phil Hughes’ brother during a Sydney grade cricket match and immediately informed the umpires that he was walking out of the game. He left the field and only after some his team-mates convinced him to come back did Warner resume his innings. The Western Suburbs fielder Jason Hughes called Warner “a disgrace.”

There was confusion at the ground because once a batsman leaves the field of play during his innings, he cannot return to the crease, he returns after being retired hurt. However, the opposition team decided to allow Warner to return as they did not want him to be dismissed in this way.

Warner, currently playing club cricket, is serving a 12-month suspension for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test in March this year.

Warner went on to score a century as Randwick-Petersham reached 156/2 in the 55th over.