What he said:
"It’s not to do with just being overweight, it’s the reluctance to buy into the discipline of it that was his downfall."
Graeme Swann is less than enthusiastic about Samit Patel’s return to the English squad. The off-spinner believes that the unwillingness to control his weight pointed to disciplinary issues which earned the all-rounder his teammates’ approbation.
What he really meant:
“If you can’t keep off the food and keep off the kilos, mate, get off the gravy train.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I’m a huge Ramesh Powar fan.”