Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke Thursday pennyless his overpower on a critique he perceived after announcing his retirement during a new Ashes array detriment in England.
Both former team-mates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden publicly questioned Clarke’s care in Aug and Clarke has used his “Ashes Diary 2015” to strike back.
Clarke also slammed former Australia manager John Buchanan, derisive him for never personification for his nation and observant “even my dog Jerry” could have had identical success.
“Andrew Symonds went on TV to criticize my leadership. I’m contemptible though he is not a chairman to decider anyone on leadership,” Clarke wrote of his former team-mate.
“This is a man who incited adult dipsomaniac to play for his country. It’s flattering abounding for him to be throwing rocks.”
The span were tighten friends during a commencement of a former Australian captain’s career, however, as Symonds’ poise run-down and Clarke entered a care ranks, they fast fell out.
Symonds eventually had his agreement cancelled by Cricket Australia in 2009 for violation a celebration anathema while in England.
Clarke, 34, also strike behind during Hayden’s assertions he refused to margin during bat-pad early in his career.
Hayden claimed he listened Clarke tell Ricky Ponting he would “hand behind (his) relaxed green” if he was forced to put on a helmet and margin in close.
However, Clarke says his record speaks for itself.
“I consider I’ve shown over a past 12 years how most I’ve valued representing my nation and how most my 389 relaxed immature means to me,” Clarke wrote.
“If Ricky (Ponting) had asked me to burst off a Harbour Bridge, we would have jumped. we desired personification for Australia that much.”
But Clarke saved his biggest critique for former manager Buchanan.
“I don’t consider John knows a thing about a relaxed immature (cap), carrying never ragged one,” Clarke said.
“He’s still vital off a fact that he coached a group that anyone, even my dog Jerry, could have coached to universe domination.”
In August, Buchanan criticised a enlightenment of a Australian cricket group underneath Clarke’s captaincy.
“Players like Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and others unequivocally attempted to make a Baggy Green enlightenment something special though we could clarity it was underneath hazard and underneath Michael’s captaincy we can clarity it has left a bit and that unhappy me,” he told News Corp Australia.
“There were times when we felt Michael did not know or did not wish to understand.”