After facing heat on social media for his abusive comments against Aussie Number 3 in the purest format of the game Marnus Labuschagne, the veteran cricketer Shane Warne slammed his critics and trolls for unnecessarily lambasting him and not understanding the real meaning behind his words.
During the third Test between India and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Warne was heard saying “Jeez it’s annoying. ‘No!!!’ Just f—ing bat properly,” while opining on the batting of Marnus Labuschagne. Warne and Andrew Symonds were bashed massively for their words after which they had clarified that they had apologized to the Australian batsman for their inappropriate words.
However, as the trolls didn’t stop, the spin wizard again brought up the same topic while donning the commentary hat for Fox Sports for the ongoing last Test of the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Shane Warne hails Marnus Labuschagne
Explaining the meaning behind his words, Shane reckoned that he has high regard for Marnus and hadn’t said anything in a bad taste. He also clarified that with ‘bat properly’ what he meant was that Marnus should only focus on his game as he is a good player.
“I just want to clear something up. I’ve been a huge fan of Marnus. I’ve read a few reports saying ‘cop that Shane!’ about what you said about [him]. What I said about Marnus Labuschagne was ‘bat properly’. And what that means is none of that silly stuff of ‘wait on!’ and all of that carry on. Just bat, because you’re such a good player, and yesterday I thought he didn’t do any of that stuff and he made a brilliant hundred,” Warne stated.
Further, the former Australian cricketer also took a sly dig at the critics for calling him names and revealed that everything is good between him and Marnus as the latter took it on a lighter note and just laughed about the whole situation.
“So that’s all I was talking about, to clear it up for some of those, let’s call them ‘muppets’, about what they write. I just wanted to let you know, I’ve always been a big fan of Marnus. I communicated with him, [it’s] all fine. He laughed at it! He found it amusing, he was fine,” Shane Warne concluded.
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