Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting opines that the on-field spats look "uglier" on TV than they actually are and the fine imposed on David Warner after his altercation with India's Rohit Sharma was more a result of camera footage than the "real picture".
Warner, whose on-field behaviour has been under the scanner of late, was docked 50 per cent of his match fee after his 'speak english' jibe at Rohit during Australia's win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Ponting said that the actions appeared more dramatic on television. "When David Warner confronted Rohit Sharma between overs at the MCG, it reminded me of a few episodes I found myself involved in on the field.
However it started or whatever was said, it did not look great, and as I came to understand over the years, the way such exchanges are perceived from off the field often turns out to be more important than the actual topic discussed or words used," the wrote in his column on ESPNcricinfo.