Speaking to the media for the first time, in Sydney on Saturday (March 31). “I’ve let you down badly. I hope in time I’m able to repay all you’ve given me and possibly earn your respect again. To my teammates, I apologise and take full responsibility. To CA, I apologise for my actions and the effect it has had on our game under your care and control,” Warner said while breaking his silence on the whole episode.
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“I want you to know I fully support your review. To South Africa players, administrators and fans, I apologise unreservedly for my part in this. I’ve brought the game in disrepute on your soil. South Africa is a fine cricketing nation and deserves better from its guests and deserved better from me,” the 30-year-old added.
“To all Australians, I apologise for my actions. I can honestly say that I’ve always wanted to bring in glory to my country by playing cricket. In striving to do so, I’ve made the decision that has had the opposite effect and it’s one that I’ll regret for the rest of my life.”