Joe Root attacked by David Warner in bar fight over WIG - Mirror OnlineWigless Joe Root was attacked by snatching Australia batsman David Warner in the Walkabout bar in Birmingham.
Free to enjoy themselves with a couple of days off after Saturday's match, Mirror Sport understands that Root had been wearing a wig during an evening's festivities following his side's win over Australia at Edgbaston.
Upset at the sight of Root's flowing fake locks, Warner is said to have grabbed the offending hairpiece from the 22-year-old without asking.
Root is believed to have turned to the shaven haired Aussie batsman and enquired: "What did you do that for?"
At which point Warner is claimed to have hit the young Tyke across the face sending him flying backwards.
Shocked and stunned at the flash of violence onlookers rushed in between the two players before the fracas could escalate.
It is understood that at no point did Root retaliate to Warner's attack and of the three or four other England players on the scene, they did not take the matter further physically.