New Delhi: After helping West Indies to their second ICC World Twenty20 title on Sunday, veteran batsman Marlon Samuels sarcastically dedicated the victory and his man of the match award to his bête noire Shane Warne, reports zee news.
But West Indies managed to go through to the final World T20 final, and Marlon Samuels’ 85 off 66 won his team was named Man of the Match for the second time in four years West Indies in their chase after a poor start and gave Carlos Brathwaite the chance for his astonishing finish.
The Australian, working as a commentator at the World T20, has been less than complimentary about the Jamaican. Even during his match-winning knock, the words in praise of Samuels could barely be heard through gritted teeth.
The pair were involved in an altercation during a Big Bash League game in 2012-13, when Warne threw the ball at Samuels, provoking the West Indian to throw his bat in the general direction of the bowler. Samuels, though, is unsure as to why Warne’s apparent dislike for him has gone on for so long. via theguardian.
Shane Warne has been speaking a lot about him, and he answered him in the best way. Moreover, he said that I have played a test series in Australia as well and every single day Shane Warne had a problem with me. It was very disturbing to me as I wanted to focus just on my game, said that I do not know why he is disrespecting me? I never disrespected him.
As the emotions flowed for West Indies, Samuels made reference to recent comments from Shane Warne in the commentary box after his dismissal against India in the semi-final and said he always had confidence in himself to produce another key performance in a final.
“I woke up this morning with one thing on my mind. Shane Warne has been talking continuously and all I want to say is ‘this is for Shane Warne’. I answer with the bat, not the mic,” said Samuels in his Man of the Match speech.
Maybe, I have a real face, and he doesn’t have a real face. He was making everything clear last night in the after match ceremony of t20 world cup 2016.