Warne says Ponting's 'book allegations' motivated by 'jealousy' of Clarke

Sydney, Nov 4 (ANI): Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has hit back at Ricky Ponting after the former skipper criticized Michael Clarke in his new book.

According to News.com.au, Australia's greatest wicket-taker claimed Ponting, is jealous of Michael Clarke and beats himself up mercilessly over losing three Ashes series.

In a stinging rebuttal of Ponting following the release of his autobiography 'At the Close of Play', Warne claimed that dressing room secrets should not have been aired in public, the report said.

A close friend of Clarke's, Warne was responding to Ponting's claim that Clarke did not buy into the team culture when he was first selected for Australia, the report added.

Warne said that Clarke was very well respected, adding that the best captains keep stuff in the dressing room with no-one ever finding out and that's is what good leaders are about. (ANI)

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