London: Graeme Swann has insisted he did the right thing quitting midway through England's 5-0 Ashes series thrashing despite Graham Gooch calling the decision "criminal." (Also read: Graham Gooch slams Kevin Pietersen's autobiography)
England great Gooch, the team's batting coach on their woeful 2013/14 tour of Australia, told Britain's Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that the former off-spinner's decision had been highly damaging to the team. (Pietersen a brash kid who never grew up: Martin Crowe)
"It made us a laughing stock," said Gooch, one of England's most successful opening batsmen. "I cannot understand why he couldn't stick it out until the end of the trip. It left a bad taste."