Warne behaviour belongs in the past

Gavin Robertson January 10, 2013, 3:32 pm


We want so much today.

We want better phones, iPads and more camera angles as we are now hooked on reality and opinion.

Cricket's on-field microphones have become an entertainment tool for players to bring more into our living rooms, although we live in hope that an emotional person doesn't make a slip of the tongue.

Shane Keith Warne is that type of emotional player who has been to cricket entertainment what Elvis was to the male pelvis moving in ways unseen before.

He has changed the game and how it's played. The only drawback is his personality does not fit that of the aristocratic cricket captain who normally graduated as a prefect in high school due to his ability to handle the politics.

Warne v Marlon Samuels was perceived as the BBL yearning for some publicity off the back of the Test series finishing.

It was also thought to be an example as to why Shane Warne can be a dangerous leader for a cricket board whose moral fibre is very much set in stone and more akin to the early 20th century than recent times.

We have a history of not always treating the rest of the sporting world with respect.

Do we really believe that Marlon Samuels was going to sit back and cop our crap and not take a stance?

West Indian history tells us that if you hit them they hit back.

Samuels plays hard and pushes the boundaries as we have here in Australia for many years.

Warne felt he would stand up for a mate in David Hussey and publicly rebuke Samuels.

It was a situation that gave you an insight into the greatest bowler who has ever lived.

In the 70s, Warne would be looked upon as an icon.

Today he is at risk of becoming a caricature of himself.

Cricket Australia was right to fine and suspend him, if only to send a message to youngsters that such outrageous behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated.
It also backs up the decision by those who marked Warne's papers 'never to captain' all those years ago.

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  1. Brad08:12pm Friday 11th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Another joke opinion by a wanna be. Warne just playing the game. Political correctness gone mad again. It's just cricket.

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  2. Carly10:05pm Saturday 12th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Totally agree with this article. Warne came across as a joke, it was embarrassing. Grow up.

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  3. Dan08:15pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Gavin, stick to coaching that hopless Blacktown team. Oh wait, that's right. They sacked you after 2 seasons because YOU, did not see eye to eye with the committee !

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  4. Peter03:01am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Gavin...u r a wanker...Warne brings some much needed entertainment to the game...it is what people come to see

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  5. Walter K10:31am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The Romans did it (entertainment) far better.

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  6. ken10:17pm Sunday 10th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Warne- the greatest bowler that ever lived? ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha . Looks like Robinson the wanker knows nothing about cricket.

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  7. hipnotech08:24am Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Robertson wasn't good enough to carry Warne's bags to the ground. Say what you will about his behaviour that day. But to say "It also backs up the decision by those who marked Warne's papers 'never to captain' all those years ago" is a joke. Warne would have been an excellent captain. Like Rod Marsh, it is a disgrace that he was never captain.

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