Michael Clarke hits back at critics in Ashes diary

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has used his Ashes Diary to hit back at critics of his leadership in August.

He resigned during the series, sparking criticism from Gold Coaster Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden.

Clarke said “Andrew Symonds went on TV to criticise my leadership. I’m sorry but he is not a person to judge anyone on leadership”.


In 2008 Symonds missed playing for Australia against Bangladesh in Darwin because he skipped a team meeting to go fishing.  He was sent back to Queensland.

After that time he spent much of his time out of the Australian team for various reasons including drinking.  He retired from all forms of cricket in February 2012.

Clarke commented “this is a guy who turned up drunk to play for his country. It’s pretty rich for him to be throwing rocks.”