Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich says Brad Hogg has learned his lesson after being fined for his on-field confrontation with Melbourne Stars batsman David Hussey.
Hogg was docked 20 per cent of his Big Bash League match fee for "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a match".
The Scorchers were upset at perceived time-wasting tactics from Hussey, who was given a fiery send-off by Hogg after being run out by Katich.
Had the Scorchers gone over the time limit to complete their overs, Katich would have been suspended for next week's semi-final against the Sydney Sixers after being fined earlier in the tournament about his team's slow over rate.
Hogg has established a reputation as one of the most popular and jovial figures in Australian cricket, and Katich said his outburst was a rare slip-up in what has otherwise been a glittering career.
"He's apologetic about it all," Katich said.
"He wants to make sure he doesn't do that again because it's uncharacteristic from Hoggy.
"I think it's the first time it has happened in his career.
"I spoke to Huss on the field.
"It (the fuss) was about the timing of what was happening there.
"We were in a hurry to get through our overs. It was about him taking his time.
"It's pretty trivial really."
The Scorchers missed out on a home semi-final after suffering a 20-run loss against a depleted Stars outfit.
Katich said the team did some soul searching after the game.
"We were comprehensively beaten by a team that had seven of its best players out," he said.
"Now we have made our job a little bit harder.
"But in saying that, T20 cricket is all about how you rebound and, hopefully, the disappointment of yesterday will mean we won't be complacent come the semi-final."
Katich is still nursing a broken hand, but said he'd definitely take his spot in the February 5 showdown with the Sixers at the SCG.
Spinner Michael Beer is likely to hold his spot after snaring 2-27 from four overs against the Stars, meaning one of the side's pacemen will have to miss out if allrounder Nathan Coulter-Nile is cleared to make his return.
Katich hopes next summer's BBL will be condensed to avoid any lengthy breaks between games.
"To think we played seven games in a space of maybe 4.5 weeks, and then you don't play another one for 11 days and you don't play a final for another eight days - that's a bit ridiculous," he said.