What he said:
“I don’t think I could still be the light-hearted, piss-taking guy if I was in a position of authority.”
Graeme Swann prefers not being in a position of responsibility. He did not apply for the job of England skipper because he’d rather have fun on and off the field.
What he really meant:
“You know when you’re skipper you have to be this diplomatic guy careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings.Well, that’s not me.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Being skipper is a bed of roses. You don’t have to take piss.”