Just said I 'could' not I 'would' play, says Warne

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Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 17:52 [IST]
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Warne denies return to Test cricket

Sydney, Dec 5: Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne clarified that his comments about Test return wasn't serious and he had just said he 'could' play if Michael Clarke asks him to, but that was misinterpreted by everyone, he tweeted on his micro-blogging site on Wednesday.

Shane Warne to play Test cricket again?

Within 24 hours, things took a drastic turn, as everyone thought they could see the legendary spinner Shane Warne on the field again, as he had said, 'he could play Tests again, if offered'.

This comment was rather taken seriously by most of the people, as Cricket Australia also believed that he was serious about making a Test return after having announced his retirement in Jan 2007.

Cricket Australia had also asked him to play domestic cricket before appearing for selection, while the 43-year-old spinner decided to clear the air as he said he wasn't serious when he made the comment, and had said he 'could play and not he 'would' play, on his micro-blogging site.

"Clarification guys & thankyou for the kind words, but... I was asked 'could' I play not 'would' I play..yes, I could..didn't say I would!" Warne tweeted on his micro-blogging site twitter.

"It was a hypothetical question re if Michael Clarke asked me... "I'm not asking Michael to ask me" Hope I didn't disappoint!"

Warne's comments on Tuesday were misinterpreted by the media, as the cricketer himself clarified the issue saying that he never asked Clarke to ask him to play, but thanked everyone for the comments on the possibility of the legendary spinner's return to Test cricket.

"Sorry MClarke23 if you woke up to calls! See you soon buddy...," Warne tweeted on Wednesday.


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