Monday, 04 April 2016 - 12:33
Marlon Samuels Hits Back At Shane Warne: Maybe I Have A Real Face And He Doesn’t



It takes two to tango.

Shane Warne isn't innocent in his long-held feud with West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels.

The pair's famous grudge erupted again in the final of the World Twenty20 when Samuels chose to use his post-match media interviews as an opportunity to attack Warne.

Samuels smashed 85 not out from 66 balls to help the West Indies to a thrilling win over England in the tournament final and was named man of the match.

The 35-year-old, who has had a running battle with Warne since an ugly confrontation during a Big Bash League match in 2013, dedicated his personal award to the Australian spinner.

"I played a Test series in Australia (recently) and every day, Shane Warne had a problem with me," Samuels said.

"I've never disrespected him.

"I don't know. Maybe because my face is real and his face is not?"

Samuels is facing potential disciplinary action from the ICC for his comments about Warne - on top of the fine he was issued (30 per cent of his match fee) for verbally abusing England allrounder Ben Stokes in the final over of the match.

His attack on Warne came almost immediately after the 708 Test wicket-taker had just posted congratulations to his old adversary on his official Twttter account.

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