New Delhi: Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who had faced a lot of criticism from his teammates over the years, tried to level the scores with them in the Ashes diaries 2015, released this week.
Clarke severely criticised Ex Australian opener Matthew Hayden and all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who were once known to be quite close to the 34-year-old.
On Hayden's assertion that Clarke had threatened to hand back his baggy green cap if asked to continue fielding at bat-pad by Ricky Ponting, Clarke wrote that 'it was a tongue-in-cheek comment that had been misunderstood by the former opener.'
"I think I've shown over the past 12 years how much I've valued representing my country and how much my 389 baggy green means to me.
"If Ricky (Ponting) had asked me to jump off the Harbour Bridge, I would have jumped. I loved playing for Australia that much." Clarke wrote.
Pub, who served his country for eleven years, also took a dig at Symonds, who made harsh comments in the past on his captaincy.
"Andrew Symonds went on TV to criticise my leadership. I'm sorry, but he is not a person to judge anyone on leadership.
"This is a guy who turned up drunk to play for his country. It's pretty rich for him to be throwing rocks."