Clarke was heavily criticized by all-rounder Symonds in 2015. Whose former Australia captain alleged that Symonds came drunk during Australia’s ODI match. Now on ‘The Brett Lee Podcast’, Andrew Symonds talks about himself and Clarke’s relationship.
The former all-rounder had said – Clarke was jealous of him after getting a huge amount in the auction of the first season of IPL. He had said, ‘When Clarke came into the team, I used to bat a lot with him. So I took full care of them. This brought us closer. Matthew Hayden told me that when IPL started, I got a lot of money to play in IPL. Clarke got jealous of it and it got in the middle of our relationship.
Symonds went on to say that money makes fun things. It’s a good thing but it can be poison and I think it poisoned our relationship. I’m not friends with him anymore and I’m comfortable with it, but I’m not going to sit here and throw mud. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the most expensive player in the auction of the first season of IPL. At the same time, the explosive all-rounder Andrew Symonds was the second most expensive player. He was bought by Hyderabad Deccan Chargers for $1.35 million.