Darren Gough reveals why he KO’d Swann in 1999

Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 16:11 PM IST

London: Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has finally come clean over why he KO`d off-spinner Graeme Swann on an England tour in 1999.

On Monday, Swann revealed how a spat with Yorkshire hero Gough back in 1999 left him on the floor of a Johannesburg hotel toilet.

Gough had never explained why he laid his team-mate out — until he read Sun Sports serialisation of Swann`s new book.

The pace ace said: "We had some disagreements and I warned him it`d go further if it happened again. Two days later, we had a bit to drink and he was trying to belittle me.”

"We had a disagreement, he swore at me and I gave him a cow tailer with my left hand. There was a queue of people waiting to give him one on tour."