‘Sad he has no friends at all’ – former Aussie spinner Warne concerned Samuels needs 'help’ after foul tirade

By Sports Desk October 28, 2020

Legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne has claimed West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels needs ‘serious help’ after recent posts that denigrated both the bowler himself and England all-rounder, Ben Stokes.

The comments, which were posted to Samuels’ Instagram page, called Stokes a ‘bitch’ and a ‘white boy’ and also made lewd suggestions regarding the player’s wife.  The comments came after Stokes recently revealed his difficult experiences in New Zealand quarantine, which he insisted he would not visit on his worst enemy, 'not even Marlon Samuels'.  Stokes and Samuels have been part of a long-running feud that goes back to 2015 but the level of vitriol caught many by surprise.

Warne and Samuels have also had a fierce rivalry over the years but it’s not clear what the trigger was to involve the former spinner this time around.  In criticising Warne, Samuels brought up an alleged incident involving a girlfriend of the Australian and claimed he was ‘begging jobs in cricket.’

In a terse response, Warne claimed Samuels had no friends at all and that not even his ex-teammates never liked him.  He urged the player to get help.

“I've just been sent what Samuels has posted re @benstokes & 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,” Warne said via his Twitter feed.