Home > News >

“Passionate” Shane Warne apologises for spat with Marlon Samuels

Shane Warne apologises for spat with Marlon Samuels

Shane Warne was banned for one match and fined Aus$4,500 (US$4,700) over the row © Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 8, 2013
 
Australian bowling great Shane Warne apologised Tuesday for the foul-mouthed Twenty20 confrontation that earned him a ban and a fine, and said he hoped he had not tarnished his legacy in the sport.

Warne admitted he had gone too far in his on-field row with West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels in Australia’s Big Bash League but defended his right to show “emotion and passion”.

“I’m very passionate when I play the game. I overstepped the line and hence I’m missing a game,” Warne, 43, told Australian broadcaster Fox Sports.

“I thought it was a pretty harsh penalty but I was more disappointed in my own actions, especially as a captain.

“It was emotion and passion. We sometimes like to see that in sportsmen and not robots.

“I apologise to the fans and I apologise to everyone. Sitting and doing detention, it’s not easy to watch the boys.”

Melbourne Stars captain Warne, furious after Samuels impeded batsman David Hussey, later confronted the West Indian with an obscenity and in the following over, hurled the ball at his chest.

Samuels, playing for city rivals the Melbourne Renegades, reacted by tossing his bat towards Australia’s record Test wicket-taker and the two squared up before being separated by the umpires.

Warne was banned for one match and fined Aus$4,500 (US$4,700) over the row. But he expressed hope that “one little incident” wouldn’t besmirch his reputation among cricket fans.

“I’d like to think of the 25 years I’ve been playing first-class cricket rather than just one game,” he said.

“I’d like to think there’s a lot of positive and good things I’ve done for Australian cricket and all that sort of stuff over the years.

“One little incident here or there (doesn’t matter). I do apologise for my behaviour and I’m disappointed in my own reaction.”

Warne claimed 708 Test wickets in a celebrated career but he has also courted controversy, notably when he was fined for accepting money from a bookmaker and when he was sent home from the 2003 World Cup for taking a banned diuretic.

The colourful Warne’s woes continued on Tuesday when a Scottish court fined him £500 ($803) in absentia for driving at more than 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour on a road with a 70 mph limit.

Samuels has been replaced in the Renegades team by England batsman Alex Hales after he top-edged a Lasith Malinga delivery into his face during Sunday’s eventful game, suffering a suspected fracture of the eye socket.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

Photos

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test at Gros Islet

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Hobart Hurricanes’ likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: KXIP’s likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Key battles

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Highlights

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2 Preview: Both teams look to make solid start

Bangladesh vs West Indies Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lahore Lions Mumbai Indians Northern Knights Pakistan Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Shoaib Malik dismissed by Karanveer Singh

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Aiden Blizzard dismissed by Thisara Perera

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Ben Dunk dismissed by Thisara Perera

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Hurricanes are struggling at 30/1 after powerplay

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine dismissed by Akshar Patel

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kings XI Punjab’s batting gets the extra punch with Thisara Perera’s inclusion

Michael Clarke’s injury woes affect Australia’s long-term plans

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Hobart Hurricanes’ likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: KXIP’s likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Key battles

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

636 Posts | 8 Fans

Video highlights: Ander Russell 58 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014

Apple modifies iPhones, iPads access without user authorization

Motorola Moto 360 gets listed on Flipkart

Expert tips to reduce stress and keep your heart healthy

Jacqueline Fernandez’s look in film Kick or Roy, which one do you like more? Vote!

NGOs pursue education for all

Asian Games 2014: Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal among India’s Top 11 medal prospects in Incheon

Kaththi teaser: Illayathalapathy Vijay and AR Murugadoss keep up the mystery element!

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Ben Dunk dismissed by Thisara Perera

International programme in Animal Husbandry

CLT20 2014 Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes: Hurricanes are struggling at 30/1 after powerplay

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here