Cricket - Warner apologises for abusing journalists on Twitter

Australia opener David Warner has apologised for his Twitter outburst against two journalists, a rant that earned him a hefty fine.

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David Warner wants to put his Twitter outburst behind him after apologising

Warner launched a scathing attack on News Limited cricket writers Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn, after he took offence to an article by the former on the nightlife during the rich Indian Premier League tournament, which carried a picture of Warner.

"At the end of the day it was my fault, I take full blame for what's happened and I apologise to anyone I offended with my language I used." said Warner, who was fined 5,750 Australian dollars (£3,700) by Cricket Australia

"I have just sat down with Mal and we had a good conversation. We all just want this to blow over and hopefully we can move on,

"For me, to have my image related to an article of that fixture it's the worst thing that could possibly be brought to a cricket player.

"If I had my time again I'd definitely make a phone call to Robert and ask him why the sub-editors used that image.

The article referred to the IPL as a "smouldering cesspit" and "the sunniest of places for the shadiest people" before questioning the integrity of the competition in the wake of the latest spot-fixing scandal.

Warner referred to Craddock as a "p***k" and said both writers "talk s***".

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