Most selfish cricketer I have played with: Shane Warne goes to war with Steve Waugh

Melbourne: His long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again when spin legend Shane Warne slammed the former Australian captain as "the most selfish cricketer that I've played with" during a TV program.

"There's a lot of reasons I don't like Steve Waugh, a lot of reasons ... because he's the most selfish cricketer I've played with, blah, blah, blah," Warne said while appearing on Channel Ten's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here program.

Warne spoke about the fateful incident that happened 17 years ago when he was axed from the final Test against the West Indies in 1999, with Australia trailing 1-2.

File picture of Shane Warne (L) and Steve Waugh. Getty

File picture of Shane Warne (L) and Steve Waugh. Getty

"One thing that really annoyed me about him was the one Test I got dropped, in West Indies. We we had to win the last Test match to win the trophy. At that stage, captain (Waugh), vice-captain (me), coach (Geoff Marsh) used to pick the team," said the 46-year-old.

"We went to selection. I hadn't bowled well, we'd lost - Brian Lara batted unreal - but I felt like I was being the scapegoat, because I didn't bowl well it was my fault.

"Anyway, we get to selection table and I said, 'OK, what's everyone's thoughts?'. Steve Waugh said, 'You're not playing'. I went, 'What? Hang on. What do you think the team should be? Blah blah blah', and Steve Waugh said 'No, I'm the captain of this side, I'm the captain, you're not playing'.

"I was really disappointed. After 10 years. I'd just had a shoulder op. I thought the situation where we had to win the Test match would have brought the best out of me too."

Warne then added: "I don't like Steve Waugh for a lot of other reasons."

During that fateful Test in Antigua, Colin Miller had replaced Warne and Australia registered a 176-run win to draw the series 2-2.


Updated Date: Feb 09, 2016 17:27 PM

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