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James Anderson admits physically attacking ‘arrogant’ Michael Clarke

James Anderson admits physically attacking arrogant Michael Clarke

James Anderson narrates how he cuffed arrogant Michael Clarke © Getty Images

 

Sydney: Oct 12, 2012

 

England pacer James Anderson revealed in his autobiography ‘Jimmy My Story’ of how egged on by Australian batsman  Damien Martyn he attacked Michael Clarke with a batsman’s pad in the dressing room after the Adelaide Ashes Test match in the 2006-07 series.

 

Terming Clarke’s behavior as arrogant, Anderson writes: “I said as much to Damien Martyn, who I was chatting to at the time, and, looking down at my feet, added: ‘See this pad here, I really want to wrap it around his head’.

 

“‘Do it,’ Martyn replied, completely straight-faced.

 

“Now while Martyn was notorious for being someone who did not mix particularly well with his own teammates, and was not close to anyone, preferring to be something of a lone wolf, his bullish attitude nevertheless took me aback.

 

“I looked at him again as if to ask: ‘Are you sure?’

 

“‘Do it!’ he repeated.

 

“As I’d had a couple of beers, I didn’t need a second invitation, so I picked this pad up and cuffed Clarke with it, making the biggest thud imaginable in the process, and causing everyone in the room to stop nattering. For a split second, there was complete silence.

 

“‘What the f— ya doing?’ he snarled.”

 

The paceman adds: “The Australians displayed great levels of humility throughout that Test series, except, that is, for Michael Clarke.

 

“While others chatted with opposite numbers about the game, Clarke was being a complete pain, whistling away to himself and carrying on in a most arrogant manner.”

 

According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, Anderson has further written how Martyn never got along well with his teammates and was a ‘lone wolf’in the team. He further writes of how on the same day after the incident, Martyn and Matthew Hayden got into a fight,

 

Two days later after the incident Martyn went on to announce his retirement from international cricket.

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