David Warner sorry over twitter rant, but defends himself

Warner said he was "extremely annoyed" that a photo of him playing for the Delhi Daredevils accompanied Craddock's piece that highlighted, in part, corruption and fixing in the IPL.

updated: May 23, 2013 10:45 IST
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Sydney: Australian opener David Warner said on Thursday he regretted not keeping a lid on his outrage but maintained he had to defend himself after his image was used in a report condemning the Indian Premier League.

Warner was speaking for the first time since he was found guilty of breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour on Wednesday over a Twitter tirade at two Australian journalists and fined 5,750 Australian dollars (USD 5,600).

The explosive opener said he was responding to a piece from News Limited cricket writer Robert Craddock that followed the arrest of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other IPL players for spot-fixing.

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