Andrew Symonds And I Have Apologized To Marnus Labuschagne – Shane Warne On On-Air Comments

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne (Credits: Twitter)

Former Australian spinner, Shane Warne has revealed that he and Andrew Symonds have apologized to Marnus Labuschagne for their derogatory remarks on the right-hander’s eccentricities.

A week ago, both the former cricketers were preparing for their commentary stint for a Big Bash League match. They were unaware that the stream had started on Kayo – the match was delayed due to the Sydney Test between Australia and India still taking place – and started talking about Labuschagne’s fidgets when he bats.

Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds. (Photo: Twitter)

When Shane Warne opined that Labuschagne should be brought on to bowl, Symonds referred to “ADD”, Attention Deficit Disorder. Shane Warne even used the ‘f-word’ and Symonds continuing on his distasteful remarks, said to give Labuschagne “the hogpile” – a group of people jumping on each other.

Marnus had no issue, he thought it was funny: Shane Warne

After a lot of criticism of both the former legends, the broadcaster, Kayo soon apologized for the remarks. Now, Shane Warne has stated that he and Andrew Symonds have also expressed their regrets to the young batsman.

Shane Warne believes that Labuschagne is at his best when he doesn’t think of all the movements he does after playing the delivery – hence, Warne suggested that Labuschagne should just focus on batting.

The second-highest Test wicket-taker said that Labuschagne found the comments funny and had no problems with it.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne. Credit: Getty Images

“Marnus bats best when he forgets all the exaggeration stuff, like calling, “No”, “Yes” and “Wait on” really loudly and waving his bat around. I like it when he just bats — and that’s why I said to Andrew Symonds, that he should just bat properly,” Shane Warne told News Corp.

“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 51-year-old heaped rich praises on Labuschagne, who is the current leading run-scorer of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series. Warne points out that the 26-year-old is currently fourth on the ICC Test batsman ranking, behind Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, and Virat Kohli.

“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,” Sharne Warne believes.

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