South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has said that he was "pretty upset" with the umpires implying that his side was involved in ball tempering during the second ODI of the three-match series against England which they lost by two runs at the Ageas Bowl.
De Villiers became embroiled in a row with the standing umpires, Rob Bailey and Chris Gaffaney, after they queried the condition of the ball before the start of the 34th over in England's innings bowled by Keshav Maharaj.
However, the Proteas skipper later said he felt it was being implied that his players were at fault for scuffing up the ball.
"The umpires felt the condition of the ball changed," ESPNcricinfo quoted de Villiers as saying.
"In a way, making me feel that we are responsible. I was quite upset about that. I don't know what else I can say, I was pretty upset. It's done and dusted now, nothing happened, there were no fines given or anything like that."
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