London: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott criticised all-rounder Michael Yardy for quitting the team midway through the World Cup due to depression but had to back down from his comments after causing an outrage.
"I'm surprised, very surprised," Boycott said after being told about Yardy's decision to head home just days before the quarterfinal clash against Sri Lanka.
"But he must have been reading my comments about his bowling, it must have upset him. Obviously it was too much for him at this level. If any blame is attached it's partly to the selectors because I'm sorry, he's not good enough at this level," he told the 'BBC 5 Live'.