Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has hit back at claims made by journalist Gerard Whateley that he was at "fault" for the ball tampering saga.
Clarke tweeted Whateley was "nothing more than a headline chasing coward" for attempting to insinuate that he was responsible for the incident.
What's the matter with Clarke on Tuesday, when the Australian cricket team was in the post-Cape Town era, with Clarke having said that he needed to stop worrying about being liked and to focus on winning games instead.
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Speaking on her own radio show on SEN on Wednesday, Whateley called Clarke a "great climate denier" and accused of falling off the short of comprehending the problem in the Australian cricket.
He even suggested the Australian cricket team's moment of ball-tampering madness in Cape Town could be traced back to Clarke's leadership.
"I refer to your 'read the radio piece today' where you attacked my leadership, my integrity, my opinion on the Australian Cricket Needed to play tough but fair cricket and your statement that the Ball retirement) was my fault, "Clarke tweeted.
"Under my leadership of the Test team, Australia was ranked # 5 in the world and 18 months later we were No. 1, but you did not criticize me. "
The four-time Allan Border Medallist also outlined how his conduct as captain had never been questioned, sanctioned or fined, except when he was standing up for George Bailey when he was bullied by an opponent.
Clarke also revealed that he had "received numerous messages of support" from his own opinion from the Australian Cricket team.