Marlon Samuels launches scathing attack on Ben Stokes, Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan join in
Marlon Samuels hails from Windies, as he is one of the veterans for the side, having made his debut in 2000. Ben Stokes hails from New Zealand and plays for England. Shane Warne had an infamous row with Samuels during a Big Bash League match, as the two share a rivalry.
Windies veteran Marlon Samuels has launched a scathing attack against English all-rounder Ben Stokes. Furthermore, it has also been criticised by Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who shares a great rivalry with the Caribbean star. Also, former England great Michael Vaughan has come in support of Warne.
What happened? It all started after Stokes commented on the rigid quarantine protocol in New Zealand and did not wish the same on his enemy either. “I posted a few Instagram stories, and some of the England boys were messaging me asking, ‘What it’s like?’ and I was saying, ‘It wasn’t the most enjoyable thing you ever have to do, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I text my brother saying the same thing, and my brother asked, ‘You wouldn’t even do that to Marlon Samuels? I said, ‘No, it’s that bad’, — that’s how tough it was,” he had told BBC.
Samuel’s reply: Samuel replied to Stokes on an Instagram post, where he dragged the latter’s wife. “No white boy could diss me in the sports, and no get back diss look at this **** still thinking about me give me 14 days with you wife turn har into Jamaican in 14 seconds mate none of yall knows me that simply means it’s my ******* superior skin tone,” he wrote in the post.
Warne’s confrontation: There was an uproar on social media following Samuel’s harsh reply, as Warne took to Twitter to confront him. “I’ve just been sent what Samuels has posted re @benstokes38 & I. It’s a very sad situation, as he obviously needs serious help-but has no friends at all & not even his ex-teammates like him. Just because you were an ordinary cricketer-no need to be an ordinary person. Get help son,” he wrote.
Samuels hits back at Warne: Nonetheless, Samuels did not back down from Warne’s confrontation, as he hit back at him as well. “Ha ha, I need help this coming from the first cricketer to do a face surgery to look young. Doc, can I use the skin from my belly doc no Warny mate we must use the skin from you’re a** batty face boy calm down,” he wrote on another Instagram story.
Samuel-Warne history: As for the history between Samuels and Warne, it was their infamous brawl during a match in the Big Bash League (BBL). It was in 2013 when both had a heated verbal exchange after Samuels had grabbed one of Warne’s teammate, who was taking a run. Warne was reprimanded for his actions, later.
Vaughan urges Samuels to keep it simple: Meanwhile, Vaughan took to Twitter and encouraged Samuels to keep things friendly. “This is appalling @marlonsamuels ... we are trying to stamp out racism ... !! A bit of banter by @benstokes38 should not lead to this,” he wrote.