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Shane Warne in spin after run-in with cyclist

Cricket great Shane Warne today hit out at "antagonistic" cyclists after a road rage incident that he reported to police.

cricket Updated: Jan 18, 2012 16:03 IST


Cricket great Shane Warne on Wednesday hit out at "antagonistic" cyclists after a road rage incident that he reported to police.

In a Twitter rant late Tuesday, the spin-king said a cyclist had grabbed on to the back of his car for a free ride as he headed home from a training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Then at a change of traffic lights he rode past and hit the bonnet with his hand.

"I yell, 'hey buddy what the hell are you doing'?" Warne tweeted.

The cyclist then pulled up in front of his car, halting traffic, and abused the cricketer.

Warne, who has called for mandatory registration for cyclists, told reporters on Wednesday that he was fed up with the attitude of some riders.

"Let me make it clear, I do not hate cyclists... I think what disappoints a lot of people is the attitude of the bike rider," he said.

"Bike riders, please obey the road laws and stop antagonising car drivers."

Warne, 42, has come out of retirement to play with the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League.

First Published: Jan 18, 2012 15:02 IST

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