Of all the things written about Graeme Swann, what stands out is this bit from the book Twirlymen, journalist Amol Rajan's wonderful book on the history of spin bowling.
This pertains to a couple of incidents in 2000, when Swann, 21, was trying to establish a place in the England squad amidst talks of his perceived attitude problems.
Rajan writes: "At Bloemfontein one morning during that tour, the selectors, coach and a few medical staff were in discussion, and happened to all be facing one way during practice. Swann was walking behind them when he decided to do a very funny thing. He stuck his right hand into his trousers, took his penis out, waved it at the selectors in mock invitation, twirled it round a few times, slipped it back in, and walked off, a giant smile moving across his face."
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