<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mickey Arthur's comments disappointing, says Shane Warne" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130129161149.jpg" title="Mickey Arthur's comments disappointing, says Shane Warne" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shane Warne (above) said that sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur's recent comments sounded like 'sour grapes' © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: Jul 16, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Reacting to sacked Australian coach <a href="/tags/Mickey-Arthur/post" target="_blank">Mickey Arthur</a>'s explosive claims, legendary spinner <a href="/tags/Shane-Warne/post" target="_blank">Shane Warne</a> said on Tuesday that the South African's comments sounded like "sour grapes" and that he should be "grateful" for being given a chance to coach the Aussies.<br /> <br /> "It sounds like sour grapes to me and it's pretty disappointing," Warne said.<br /> <br /> "He should have been grateful for the opportunity to coach the Australian team," the leg-spinning great added.<br /> <br /> Arthur has reportedly claimed that skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Michael-Clarke-called-Shane-Watson-a-cancer-on-Australian-team-Mickey-Arthur/29005" target="_blank">Michael Clarke had described teammate Shane Watson</a> as a "cancer" on the national cricket team. He also alleged that he was a victim of racial discrimination during his time with the Australian team.<br /> <br /> Warne though credited <a href="/tags/Cricket-Australia/post" target="_blank">Cricket Australia</a> (CA) for sacking Arthur, adding on a lighter note that the South African should do some "homework" of his own.<br /> <br /> "I'm one of Cricket Australia's harshest critics at times but I think they've been very good after the Champions Trophy," Warne told <em>Sky Sports News</em>.<br /> <br /> "You've got to give a tick to the selectors for picking the squad they have. I think you have to give them big ticks for being proactive with (coach) <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehmann/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehmann</a>. He's a fantastic leader and I think that's showing already; even though they've lost they've showed a better spirit in the team.<br /> <br /> "So Mickey Arthur should maybe go back to 'Homework Gate'. Maybe he should be writing some lines and some paperwork and send them into Cricket Australia."<br /> <br /> Arthur, who was shown the door days before the Ashes series and two years before his contract was due to expire, has reportedly sought payments and compensation amounting to AUD 4 million or his job back from CA till contract expires in 2015.