I have no problems with Kevin Pietersen, says Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann had spoken critically about certain players after announcing his retirement. He later clarified that he was not referring to Kevin Pietersen but to opposition players.

updated: December 26, 2013 22:58 IST
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London: Newly retired off-spinner Graeme Swann revealed on Thursday that he has reassured Kevin Pietersen that his remark about arrogant cricketers was not a reference to his former England team-mate.

After announcing his shock retirement from the sport last week, Swann spoke critically about players who, in his opinion, had "their heads up their own backsides".

Following suggestions in the media that he had been referring to Pietersen, Swann used Twitter and his newspaper column to assert that he had actually been speaking about opposition players.

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