Shane Warne didn’t respect Buchanan as a coach: Michael Clarke

first_imgSydney: Ex-Australia skipper Michael Clarke has revealed that legendary spinner Shane Warne shared a boisterous relationship with former coach John Buchanan and they never got along.Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, Clarke said: “The fact him and John didn’t get on and Warnie didn’t respect John Buchanan as a coach at all, that he thought I’m not getting told what to do from this dude.”“If it was Ricky Ponting there, Warnie would have found a way to either bite his tongue or he might have said something to Ricky one-on-one … it wouldn’t have been in front of everyone. At that stage Warnie was so done with John Buchanan he didn’t care,” he added.Clarke, the 2015 World Cup-winning captain, also divulged details of the Australian dressing room culture when both him and Warne were together in the side. He said that the leg-spinner chose cigarettes for the three-day training camp instead of the essential items which the players were allowed.“For someone like Warnie who loved a smoke, he pretty much told them he is not coming unless he can bring his smokes. It was World War five,” Clarke said.According to the 39-year-old, Warne and Buchanan had a deal where the latter told the former that he would have to chuck a piece of clothing for every pack of cigarettes he took.“Warnie flicked his three pairs of undies, flicked his three pairs of socks and put six packs of darts in and off we went.“In the middle of the bush, sleeping bag only, no cover, no shelter, on the ground and it was pitch black. All you could see was this orange light coming out of someone’s sleeping bag and it was Warnie just sucking his dart back,” Clarke said. IANSAlso Read: Sachin Tendulkar hardest batsman to get out because of technical strength: Michael ClarkeAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img read more

Exclusive: Joseph Agbeko speaks to Joy Sports on ‘rusty’ career

first_imgFormer IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko is not in a rush to take any big fights yet after about a year of inactivity. The Fresh King is scheduled to take to the ring on May16 in Texas against Filipino Juanito Rubillar. A 10-round contest, the fight will be staged in Texas a fortnight after the Mayweather – Pacquiao mega fight. Coincidentally, Agbeko trains under Mayweather’s uncle at their Las Vegas gym, although he also frequents the set up owned by the legendary Roy Jones. “I lost to [Abner] Mares, I lost to [Guillermo] Ringondeaux. Well both fighters are top fighters who are at the top of their game, they are not just any fighters,” Agbeko tells Joy Sports on Wednesday in an exclusive interview. Joseph (29-5, 22 KOs) is aware of his critical need to get back in shape, especially after losing two high profile bouts in the last four years.”[Because of their high profile] the defeat does not  affect me that much . I see myself on the same level with them but that is sport for you.” Speaking from Las Vegas, it was clear the fighter was desperate to make up for lost time, and glory.”I’m working very hard in the gym to come back strongly and very impressively so definitely my return will make  a mark and then people will know that I’m back again.”Rigondeaux (13-0) defeated Agbeko by a shutout decision to retain his RING, WBA and WBO junior featherweight titles in Atlantic City two years ago.AGBEKO – last 10 fightsDecember 2013 – Lost v Guillermo Rigondeaux  March 2013 – Win v Luis MelendezDecember 2011 – Lost v Abner MaresAugust 2011 – Lost v Abner MaresDecember 2010 – Win v Yohnny PerezOctober 2009 – Lost v Yohnny Perez July 2009 – Win v Vic DarchinyanDecember 2008 – Win v William GonzalezSeptember 2007 – Win v Luis Alberto PerezAugust 2007 – Win v Fidencio Reyes–last_img read more

Pro cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht dies at 22 after Tour of Poland crash

first_imgLotto-Soudal rider Bjorg Lambrecht has died at the age of 22 as a result of a crash at the Tour of Poland.The Belgian crashed in the final 100 kilometers of Monday’s third stage. An initial statement from the Tour said he was transported by helicopter to hospital following “emergency reanimation”. The Tour of Poland added: “There are no words to describe this tragedy. Bjorg Lambrecht passed away during following an accident on today’s stage. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, team and the whole cycling community.”Lambrecht moved up to Lotto Soudal’s WorldTour team last year after starring in the Under 23 ranks. He finished 12th overall at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné, winning best young rider honors. However, Lotto-Soudal later announced he had passed away.The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened… Rest in peace Bjorg… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9u9LZkp2Rt— Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) August 5, 2019″The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and team-mates of Bjorg has happened. Rest in peace,” the tweet read.last_img read more