‘Steve Waugh Selfish’, ‘Baggy green worship made me puke’ – Warne
Shane the legend Warne, who reigned and ruled the cricket world in an invincible Australian team, has come out with some freakish revelations in his new autobiography.
‘No Spin’ – is the title of his new book in which Warne surprisingly criticized the master Aussie skipper Steve Waugh saying he (Warne) felt ‘let down’ under Waugh’s captaincy.
“I was vice-captain and bowling pretty ordinary and Tugga [Waugh] opened the selection meeting between the two of us and Geoff Marsh, the coach, by saying, ‘Warney, I don’t think you should play this next Test,’ extracted from the autobiography of Warne.
“Silence. ‘Er, right,’ I said. ‘Why?’ ‘I don’t think you’re bowling very well, mate.’ ‘Yes… fair call,’ I admitted. ‘My shoulder [after surgery] is taking longer than I thought but it’s close now. The feel is slowly coming back and then the rhythm will come, mate. I’m not worried,” this is how it continues.
“Disappointed is not a strong enough word. When the crunch came Tugga didn’t support me, and I felt so totally let down by someone who I had supported big time and was also a good friend. I conducted myself badly, to be honest. I wasn’t that supportive of the team, which I regret,” he said.
With an astounding number of 708 wickets in Test cricket and 293 limited over wickets beside his name, Shane Warne booked himself as one of the greatest performers in the history of the game.
But the king of controversy kicked another this time when he said, ‘worshiping baggy green’ actually made him ‘puke’ in hatred.
“All that worship of the baggy green – some of the guys went with it, like Lang [Justin Langer], Haydos [Matthew Hayden] and Gilly [Adam Gilchrist], but it wasn’t for me,” Warne wrote in autobiography.
The book will be released on October 4.