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Yesterday was me overstepping the mark and obviously I apologise for the way that looked, it s certainly not the way I want to be looked upon as a captain," Ponting told Australia s Channel Nine on Tuesday.
Weir responded to that allegation and accused Burley of overstepping the mark by criticising the squad's professionalism.
So for him to be castigated over a handwritten letter and a 13-minute phone call over the past couple of days is arguably overstepping the mark.
Italy have a reputation for overstepping the mark, as well as luring their opponents into doing the same.
Find a time to talk to Kathy and explain that what happened was a mistake and that you bitterly regret overstepping the mark.