"Don’t agree with his thoughts" - Gillespie on Warne's "most selfish" remark for Waugh 

Shane Warne has had a controversial relationship with his former skipper Steve Waugh.

Warne doesn't get along well with Waugh | GettyShane Warne's contentious relationship with Steve Waugh hit a new low recently, when the spin legend called the latter "most selfish cricketer that I ever played with", as he got to know an interesting stat regarding his former Australia skipper. 

Warne quote tweeted a stat-based post from another handle, that mentioned how Waugh was involved in 104 runs outs, out of which his partner was the victim 73 times in international cricket. 

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"For the record AGAIN & I’ve said this 1000 times - I do not hate S Waugh at all. FYI - I picked him in my all time best Australian team recently. Steve was easily the most selfish cricketer that I ever played with and this stat," wrote Warne. 

However, their former teammate and pacer, Jason Gillespie, disagreed with Warne's opinion on Waugh, who was a great batsman in his own right and an immensely successful captain for Australia. 

"Warney is entitled to his opinion as we all are. I don’t agree with his thoughts on Tugga," wrote Gillespie, who played a lot under Waugh's captaincy. 

While Waugh has mostly kept quiet about the feud, for Warne it started when he was dropped from the side during the 1999 tour of the Caribbean. That was the first time the mighty leg-spinner was dropped in his career at the highest level, something Warne didn't take lightly at all. 

In his autography, 'No Spin', Warne had opened up on his not so pleasant experiences with Waugh, recalling being sacked from the XI for the fourth Test in Antigua. 

"He became a completely different person when he took over as captain, It wasn't that he dropped me. I have no issue about being dropped if I'm not performing; if you don't perform, out you go. But there was more to it than my performances - I think it was jealousy," wrote Warne in the book released in 2018. 

"He started to niggle away, telling me to look at my diet and spend more time on deciding what sort of person I wanted to be in my life, how to conduct myself - that sort of stuff. I said, 'Mate - worry about yourself.'" 


By Kashish Chadha - 17 May, 2020

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