Surely the public is entitled to know exactly what Michael Clarke said to Dale Steyn - feel free to speculate wildly in the comments.
What the public does not need to know, since we already know, is that professional apologies are not worth the paper they are read from:
South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has said he hasn't forgiven Australia captain Michael Clarke for what he considered to be a personal sledge during the Newlands Test earlier this year.
The modern rush to spin everything has attempted to obscure the obvious fact that sportsman and women sometimes just don't like each other. And while sporties hating each other is probably sub-optimal, it certainly adds a frisson of excitement to to a contest.