Shane Warne apologises for Samuels brawl

Updated: Jan 09, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Sydney: Shane Warne has apologised for his conduct during the Big Bash League`s Melbourne derby, where he got involved in an ugly brawl with West Indies all rounder Marlon Samuels and as a consequence was penalized for his behaviour.

The suspended Melbourne Stars captain looked on nervously at the MCG as his team scored a 13-run win over bottom side Sydney Thunder to claim a 5-3 record from their eight regular-season games and qualify for next week`s semi-finals, reports.

Warne is now free to return to the side in what could be his final game for the Stars at the age of 43.

However, similar to Monday`s performance after emerging from his disciplinary hearing, Warne wasn`t quite able to fully accept his one-game penalty.

On Tuesday, Warne said he was very passionate for the game but admitted he overstepped the line and was missing the game due it.

Warne reiterated that the penalty imposed on him was quite harsh, however, he also conceded he was more disappointed with his own actions especially as a captain.

The leggie legend said a player should play with emotions and not like robots before apologizing to the fans and everyone involved.

Australia`s leading Test wicket-taker said he didn`t want to be judged on one behavioral lapse late in his magnificent career.