Shane Warne Blasts Steve Waugh, Dubs Him 'Most Selfish Cricketer'

10 Feb 2016    06:44 pm

Shane Warne slammed Steve Waugh during filming for 'I'm A Celebrity' show and told his campmates there were "a lot of reasons" he didn't like the former Australia captain.

Melbourne: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has launched an astonishing attack on his former captain Steve Waugh and labelled him "the most selfish cricketer that I've played with". (Warne to Close Charitable Foundation)

Speaking while appearing on TV show 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here', Warne said there were many reasons he didn't like Waugh, but highlighted one incident - his axing in the final Test against the West Indies in 1999 - as his main reason for contempt. (Tendulkar, Shane Warne Bat For Cricket to Make Olympic Comeback)

"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," said Warne.

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.

"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.