Warne slams former captain on tonight's I'm A Celeb

Arvind Hickman
By Arvind Hickman | 9 February 2016
Shane Warne explains why he dislikes former captain Steve Waugh on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Cricket legend Shane Warne will label former captain Steve Waugh "the most selfish cricketer" on tonight's episode of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

In clip shared with AdNews ahead of tonight's broadcast, Warne explains he hasn't gotten over being dropped by the skipper in the final test of the 1999 West Indies tour. 

"There's a lot of reasons I don't like Steve Waugh, a lot of reasons...he's the most selfish cricketer I've played with," Warne says.

"One thing that really annoyed me about him was the one test I got dropped in the West Indies. We had to win the last test match to win the trophy and at that stage the captain, vice captain and coach had to pick the team.

"We went to selection and I hadn't bowled well...but I felt like I was being the scapegoat. Because I didn't bowl well it was my fault. As we got to the selection table I said, 'Ok, what's everyone's thoughts?', [and] Steve Waugh said, 'Ok, you're not playing'."

Although Warne had taken two wickets at an average of 134 in the first three tests, he was disappointed with Waugh's decision and felt the must-win situation would have spurred him on.

In Warne's absence, Australia went on to win the fourth test by 176 runs and draw the series 2-2 to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy, somewhat justifying the skipper's decision to leave him out.

Warne has proven to be a coup on Ten's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Last week, he revealed details about his relationship with Elizabeth Hurley and is considered a leader among the group.

Last night, the show had an average of 747,000 metro viewers with a peak of 980,000 - up 15% on episode seven in 2015.

I'm A Celeb goes head-to-head with Seven's My Kitchen Rules at 7.30pm tonight.

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