Warne blasts Buchanan for Clarke remarks

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Australia spin legend Shane Warne has come out and blasted former coach John Buchanan for criticising outgoing Australia Test captain Michael Clarke.

Buchanan was Australia's coach from 1999 until 2007 leading them to three World Cup titles as well as being the best Test team in history.

The former Aussie mentor has previously said that Clarke never always valued the Baggy Green cap and questioned his leadership skills.

Clarke has announced that he will be retiring after the fifth and final Ashes Test in England as his Australia side have surrendered the urn to their hosts.

Warne, who took 708 Test wickets and never always got along with Buchanan, feels his former coach does not know the pressures of what being international cricketer entails so cannot make any comments.

A close friend of Clarke, Warne said: "It's an absolute joke, really. Guys like John Buchanan trying to do cheap shots and say that he's let down the culture of the baggy green. Give us a break, mate. Are you for real?

"This bloke had no idea about the game of cricket. He never played the game, doesn't know what the players go through. And suddenly he's saying he wrecked the culture of the baggy green.

"I mean that is just a disgraceful comment from someone who had no idea about the game of cricket. Come on you absolute tall so and so."

The final Ashes Test starts on 20 August at the Oval.

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