My comments were not aimed at any England player, insists Graeme Swann

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“I certainly wasn’t having a go at the England team”

England off-spinner Graeme Swann has broken his silence over the highly controversial comments he made a few days ago, stating that they were not aimed at any England player after the media suggested that he may have been talking about batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Swann rocked the cricketing world by announcing his retirement just after England had lost the Ashes for the first time in five years.

When asked if he was directing his comments at any of his England team-mates once again, Swann said: “Categorically, no. I think there are certain players round the world who – let’s say – are a bit full of themselves at the minute, and they’ll come back to earth with a bump.

“I think KP summed it up beautifully the other day when we were talking about somebody – I can’t even remember who. He said you never judge a player when he’s doing well, you judge him when he’s doing badly.

“That was the point I was trying to make – there are certain guys flying at the minute, but the game’s going to come back and bite them on the backside, so those little comments they make, silly little press conferences, they’ll come back and hurt them.

“I certainly wasn’t having a go at the England team. I find it a real shame that the written press all concluded I was on about Kev and the England team when, if they’d asked me, I’d have told them it wasn’t.”

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