A streaker left seeing stars when Andrew Symonds flattened him during Australia's one-day cricket final against India was unrepentant Wednesday after being fined over his antics.
Robert Ogilvie insisted he had no regrets about his on-field romp Tuesday night, saying it was "great" when burly all-rounder Symonds smashed him to the turf of Brisbane's Gabba ground with a shoulder charge.
After receiving summary justice from Symonds on the field, Ogilvie faced an official dressing down Wednesday at the Brisbane Magistrates Court.
The 26-year-old was handed a 1,500 dollars (1,395 US) fine but escaped having a conviction recorded against him after pleading guilty to willful exposure.
The court heard Ogilvie had been drinking with his brother and friends when he decided to strip and run on to the field.
He dodged security guards and police but made the mistake of running too close to Symonds, who used his pre-season training with the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team to fell the intruder with a powerful shoulder charge.
Prosecutors said Ogilvie told police after the incident that "it was just something he had to do", although his defence lawyer insisted he was sorry for his actions.
He showed no sign of regret outside the court when asked how it felt to be on the wrong end of a Symonds' tackle.
"It was great actually... just like playing football," he told reporters.
He said he would never streak again but was not sorry about his naked run, saying: "You only live once, don't you?"
Lawyers quoted in Australian newspapers said Symonds could potentially face assault charges over the incident but Ogilvie said he was not considering legal action against the player.
Cricket Australia official Michael Brown said Symonds had his organisation's full support and would not face any action over the shoulder charge.
"He was dealing with self-preservation which we support 100 percent," Brown told reporters in Canberra.
"Andrew was in the zone and was severely threatened.
"No person has the right to impinge upon another person's space, particularly a sportsman plying his trade."
Queensland state Premier Anna Bligh said the streaker had posed a danger to players.
"It might seem funny at the time but it can be quite dangerous," she said.
The eye-watering incident has been posted more than 30 times on video sharing website YouTube, attracting more than 80,000 hits by mid-afternoon Wednesday.
It is not the first time an Australian cricketer has retaliated against a streaker.
Bowler Terry Alderman tackled one in Perth in the early 1980s, injuring his shoulder in the process, and Greg Chappell was so angered when approached by a nude man at Auckland's Eden park in 1976 that he smacked him on the bottom with his bat.