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Video shows what David Warner said to Quinton de Kock before tunnel scuffle

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Quinton de Kock and David Warner got into a bit of a spat over the weekend during the first Test match between Australia and South Africa.

CCTV footage shows the episode that the pair got into an altercation on the stairs outside the changing rooms.

The incident led to match referee Jeff Crowe reporting both cricketers for bringing the game into disrepute due to their conduct off the pitch.

As a result, Warner has been handed a grade two contrary conduct charge, which may keep him out of the second Test, whilst South African de Kock found himself on the end of a grade one charge.

Aussie wicket keeper Tim Paine had a front row seat for the entire incident and said that things were said about Warner's wife which led to the Aussie captain losing his cool.

"As I went past de Kock, he said what he said and luckily I suppose I was there in between," the Aussie wicket keeper said.

"When you are bringing people's families or wives into it it's unacceptable.

"He (Warner) was certainly extremely fired up and he had every right to be.

"I have never seen him react like he reacted ... he is not the sort of bloke who will whinge about being sledged.

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"At no stage was Quinton's family mentioned, that's 100 per cent false," the Aussie wicketkeeper added.

However, new footage has emerged of both sides leaving the field of play, and the video picks up what exactly happened moments before the players entered the tunnel.

With the South African cricketers standing on the boundary, the Aussie fielders made their way past them, heading down the tunnel.

Whilst all of them walked off ignoring the batsmen, Warner couldn't resist a dig at De Kock, calling him a 'sook'.

A sook is an Australian term for someone who is soft or easily upset.

After this comment, the players all made their way down the tunnel, which is where the scuffle officially began.

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