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New Zealand vs Australia: Home crowd abuse went too far, says David Warner

Warner said that the players don't expect to wake up and be hounded for hours on the field.

New Zealand vs Australia: Home crowd abuse went too far, says David Warner
Australia’s David Warner (L) and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (R) shake hands as the latter retires from international cricket match on the fifth day of the second Test match at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch.

New Delhi: Australia opening batsman David Warner has accused New Zealand fans of going "too far" in their abuse of the visiting team players during the two-match Test series which concluded on Wednesday.

"You get your odd banter here or there, but when they`re talking about people`s families it takes it a little bit too far,” said Warner.

Wellington`s Basin Reserve and Christchurch's Hagley Oval hosted the two Test matches between the two sides which Australia won 2-0.

Warner said that the players don't expect to wake up and be hounded for hours on the field.

"Some of the stuff was pretty derogatory and vulgar. We don`t expect to wake up and be hounded for six or seven hours," Warner said on Thursday.

Crowd plays a vital role during support of a team and it goes bad when opponent sides face the wrath of misbehavior.

Warner added that that he wouldn't have wanted his daughters to listen to these stuff if they were amongst the crowd.

"The upsetting thing was I know if my two daughters were in the crowd, I wouldn`t want them listening to that kind of stuff."

New Zealand have prided themselves on playing the game in the right spirit over the last couple of years, as Australia have maintained a reputation for on-field aggression. But the crowd behaviour is something hard to take.

In the second Test match, Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 30 per cent of his match fee after an angry exchange with umpire Ranmore Martinesz on day four. Also to be fined was pace bowler Josh Hazlewood.

(With Agency inputs)

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