One of the greatest cricketers of the 20th century, Shane Warne of Australia has a career that bordered on utmost brilliance on the field and crazed controversies off it.
The second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, recently, opened up regarding the dark aspect of his game and conceded he let his family down because of his actions.
Warne made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the course of his illustrious career, from testing positive for a banned substance on eve of a World Cup match to tiffs with captains like Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting and having multiple affairs, he talked about all during the show ‘A Week with Warnie’ on Fox Cricket.
“I’m not proud of all of my decisions. I made some horrible mistakes and choices with things. But I was always true to myself and that’s what I’m proud of today. Some of the things were really hard to take. I let my family down, I embarrassed my children ... but that’s something I have to live with,” he said.
“But for all of those bad choices I’ve also been very proud of all the good things I’ve done. I’ve done a lot of good things but sometimes people like to harp on about the bad things because it’s a better headline,” he added.
Warne blamed his arrogance in his youth and his philosophy of living in the moment got him into trouble most of the time.
“I think some of my actions in the mid-90s and towards the end of the late 90s -- I acted in a sort of arrogant, pretty ordinary fashion all the time. I live in the moment so sometimes you don’t think about the consequences and that was probably most of my trouble. It was a selfish thing. I did what I wanted to do, and that got me into a bit of trouble,” Warne said.