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Marlon Samuels slams Shane Warne’s actions at BBL

Marlon Samuels slams Shane Warne’s actions at BBL

Marlon Samuels (above) said that Shane Warne’s actions at the Melbourne derby of the BBL were a result of desperation © Getty Images

Wellington: Jan 23, 2013
 
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels, who was involved in an ugly bust-up with Australian spinner Shane Warne during the Big Bash League (BBL) recently, has blasted the latter for his on-field actions.

Samuels said that had the incident occurred three years earlier, it would have resulted in a fist fight.
 
Talking to ANI, the star of the West Indies’ 2012 ICC World T20 win said that he did not let his emotions get the better of him and chose not to react to Warne’s sledging.
 
He said he was thinking of the picture it would put out to the world had he reacted in a different manner. He added that he was not just representing himself as an individual, but also his family, Jamaica and the Melbourne Renegades.
 
Samuels said that Warne’s actions at the Melbourne derby of the BBL were a result of desperation, and the former Australian international’s getting physical with him was way overboard.

Samuels’s BBL stint was cut short after he top-edged a Lasith Malinga bouncer on to his face and suffered two eye-socket fractures. The all-rounder told ANI that he was surprised by the apathy shown towards him by the players on the field. He said that the only player who appeared concerned was Malinga and added that cricket should be considered a game and not a war.

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