Sacked Mickey Arthur hits out at Shane Watson and 'big egos'

In a shambolic Test tour of India earlier this year that Australia lost 4-0, Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja were all disciplined by Arthur after failing to submit feedback requested by team management.

updated: August 20, 2013 09:08 IST
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Sydney: Sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur Tuesday admitted he "lost" Shane Watson, while criticising the team's young players for having "big egos" while earning "obscene amounts of money".

The South African has refrained from commenting since being dumped just weeks before the Ashes campaign against England, but in an interview with Sydney's The Daily Telegraph he detailed a fractured relationship with his vice-captain.

"My relationships were outstanding, except with Watson. He was one of the guys I lost," Arthur said.

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