The Ashes: Graeme Swann denies criticising teammates after announcing retirement

Updated: 23 December 2013 10:56 IST

Graeme Swann surprisingly announced on Sunday that he had decided to immediately retire despite there still being two Tests left in the ongoing Ashes series, which had already been won by Australia.

The Ashes: Graeme Swann denies criticising teammates after announcing retirement
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Melbourne:

Graeme Swann has denied that his comments upon announcing his retirement from Test cricket were a criticism of his England teammates.

Swann surprisingly announced on Sunday that he had decided to immediately retire despite there still being two Tests left in the ongoing Ashes series, which had already been won by Australia. (Swann jumped before being pushed, speculate Oz media)

In comments to English reporters Swann said "some people playing the game at the minute have no idea how far up their own backsides they are. It will bite them on the a### one day and when it does I hope they look back and are embarrassed about how they carry on."

Swann has since said he was not referring to any current members of the England team.

Topics : Cricket Graeme Swann The Ashes, 2013 The Ashes, 2013-14
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