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'Root keen to put the incident behind him' - Cook

In the wake of David Warner attacking Joe Root, England captain Alastair Cook has urged his side to move on from the incident ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy match with Sri Lanka

June 12, 2013

Posted by   on (June 13, 2013, 10:15 GMT)

Yeah, but are they saying that the two were just happily chatting and then, completely without provocation, Warner has some sort of psychotic brain snap and started swinging? Not really credible. Something must have been said or done to set it off, even if whatever it was was misunderstood by Warner. The publican says the two were chatting happily together later in the evening. Is the whole thing a beat up? Would it have even been mentioned a few years ago?

Posted by landl47 on (June 13, 2013, 2:05 GMT)

Good answers from Cook. Having determined that no England player was at fault, Cook makes no comment other than 'unfortunate' and doesn't even name the Australian player involved. No escalation or needling of the Australians at all.

Keep it low key, just get on with the job and leave the Aussies to sort it out however they decide. Smart thinking.

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