Shane Warne, Australian legendary spinner and former batsman and part-time bowler Andrew Symonds were caught mocking current batsman Marnus Labuschagne’s eccentric batting traits on-air.
Australia spin legend Shane Warne has finally apologized to batsman Marnus Labuschagne for the crude remarks that he and former Australia batsman Andrew Symonds were mistakenly caught making on-air while commentating.
Shane Warne Said He Would Like To Apologize For Swearing On Television
The apology has come six days after they allegedly made some derogatory remarks on air and were criticized widely for it.
“Marnus bats best when he forgets all the exaggeration stuff, like calling, “No”, “Yes” and “Wait on” really loudly and waving his bat around,” Warne told News Corp.
“I like it when he just bats — and that’s why I said to Andrew Symonds, that he should just bat properly. I’ve communicated with Marnus about what went to air last week and I would like to apologize for swearing on TV. Marnus had no issue. He thought it was funny. Andrew has also apologized to Marnus, too.”
The two former Australians were caught mocking the Australian number three’s eccentric batting traits on streaming service Kayo, and the broadcaster later had to apologize for the comments.
Shane Warne : Marnus Labuschagne Can Challenge Kane Williamson, Steve Smith And Virat Kohli As Best Batsman
Shane Warne on Friday also went on to praise Australian No. 3 batsman Marnus Labuschagne for the way he has batted in the series. The 51-year-old confirmed both he and ‘Roy’ Symonds had reached out to Marnus Labuschagne after copping substantial criticism once the expletive-laden discussion was broadcast.
“All of a sudden Marnus Labuschagne (293 runs) and Steve Smith (222) lead the series with the bat. I think Labuschagne can challenge Kane Williamson, Smith and Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world, and he is currently fourth in the ICC rankings,” Shane Warne said.
After the three Tests, Marnus Labuschagne leads the leading run-scorers by amassing 293 runs averaging 48.83 while Steve Smith is placed second with 222 runs averaging 44.4. Pat Cummins has 15 wickets and is leading the bowling chart averaging 18.13.
In the 4th Test at Brisbane, Gabba, Australians are batting first and Marnus Labuschagne has scored a ton, while Steve Smith scored 36. Marnus Labuschagne is unbeaten on 102. Australia are currently 203/4. For India, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their debuts and the duo have picked 1 wicket each.