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Warne caught drinking beer?

cricket Updated: May 08, 2009 01:54 IST
Subhash Rajta
Subhash Rajta
Hindustan Times
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Shane Warne is at it again. A few days after he was caught smoking in the nets in Durban, he reportedly gulped down beer while fielding in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Thursday.

A TV grab is said to have caught Warne accepting a glass filled with some drink from one of the spectators while coming out of the field at the time of strategy break. It, however, couldn’t be confirmed whether it was beer or any other drink.

According to sources, the IPL authorities have asked for the feed from the TV production company and the matter has already been brought to the notice to IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. The IPL commissioner, the source said, will watch the feed and will take action if required.

The team management, however, tried to brush aside the issue later. “You saw more than what he did,” said Rajasthan Royals coach Jeremy Snape. Team co-owner Shilpa Shetty also threw her weight behind her skipper, saying “Warne is someone who plays hard and parties harder. But he doesn’t drink on the field...”