Faf du Plessis during day five of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on November 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia.

An Australian TV journalist has been pushed against a window while trying to interview South African stand-in skipper, Faf du Plessis.

The Proteas' star has been charged with ball tampering following the innings and 80 run defeat of the Aussies in Hobart.

Du Plessis, who has been in no mood to talk about the incident in question in recent days, was again refusing to answer questions when he arrived at Adelaide Airport ahead of the third Test beginning on Thursday.

South African staff were also refusing to let reporters get too close to du Plessis, getting physical with a TV reporter who was attempting to interview du Plessis, before pushing the journalist against a window.