Australian cricket nice Damien Fleming blames finish of his Take a look at profession on his failure to adjust to Steve Waugh’s weird wardrobe demand: ‘Not the neatest factor I’ve ever performed’
- Former swing bowler refused to put on saggy inexperienced at Wimbledon in 2001
- Then captain Steve Waugh wished gamers to don caps to assist Pat Rafter
- Fleming, Mark Waugh and the late Shane Warne didn’t observe directions
Former Australia quick bowler Damien Fleming has marked the second in his eyes when his Take a look at profession got here to an finish.
Now a revered media character with Channel 7 and SEN radio, the 52-year-old recalled how she refused to put on saggy inexperienced to Wimbledon in 2001.
Captain Steve Waugh then insisted the group enjoying within the males’s singles last versus Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic to don the enduring cap in assist of fellow Australian Pat Rafter.
Three gamers ignored Waugh’s request – his twin brother Mark, Fleming and the late Shane Warne.
Fleming by no means performed a second Take a look at for Australia – and if he had the time once more, he would observe Waugh’s instruction.
Former Australia quick bowler Damien Fleming (pictured proper with teammate Glenn McGrath) has pinpointed the second he felt his Take a look at profession was over
Fleming, the late Shane Warne (pictured left) and Mark Waugh refuse to obey Steve Waugh’s (proper) instruction to put on saggy inexperienced caps on the 2001 Wimbledon males’s singles last involving fellow Australian Pat Rafter
‘Not the neatest factor I’ve ever performed,’ he stated news.com.au,
‘One after the other, as we transfer on [at Wimbledon] There was an enormous roar.
‘However Steve Waugh wasn’t pleased that not everybody wore saggy inexperienced – it should have an impact.
‘You may’t drop Shane Warne. He cannot go away Mark. Someone has to go, and it is a Victorian with an enormous nostril.’
Warne later singled out ‘Tugga’ Waugh for his ‘ridiculous’ devotion to the saggy inexperienced cap throughout his enjoying days.
Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting (pictured left) and Justin Langer all wore saggy inexperienced caps on the All England Membership – however not Warne and Mark Waugh (second from left)
Warne later picked ‘Tugga’ for his ‘ridiculous’ devotion to the saggy inexperienced cap throughout his enjoying days (the pair are pictured in 2008)
The spin king stated in 2013, ‘It was simply foolish.’
He (Waugh) stated that within the first hour (of Take a look at matches) everybody has to put on inexperienced saggy caps.
‘I instructed him ‘I wish to put on my white floppy, I really feel extra comfy in it.’ He stated ‘No, we’re all doing it.’ I stated ‘proper’.
‘So we used to try this and I might sit there and placed on this foolish saggy inexperienced hat and sit in first slip for the primary hour.’
Warne additionally stated that Waugh’s insistence that gamers put on saggy inexperienced when supporting Rafter was ‘disgraceful’.