Friday, 27 December 2013 - 11:20
Graeme Swann revealed the remark is not a reference to Pietersen
Newly retired off-spinner Graeme Swann revealed 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.
He subsequently told that he had contacted Pietersen personally.