'Passionate' Shane Warne sorry for T20 bust-up

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.

updated: January 08, 2013 21:34 IST
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Sydney: 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.

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