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Steve Waugh has hit back at Shane Warne after the legendary leg spinner called him 'the most selfish cricketer' he ever played with.
The former Australian captain responded to taunts from Warne on social media on Monday.
'People keep saying it's a feud, but to me, a feud's between two people,' Waugh told [ ] 'I've never bought into it, so it's just one person.'
'His comments are a reflection of himself, nothing to do with me. That's all I'd say.'
Steve Waugh has brushed off former Australian teammate Shane Warne's 'selfish' comments. Pictured: the pair with coach John Buchanan before a one day international against New Zealand in February 2000
Warne retweeted a post by cricket archivist Rob Moody detailing Waugh's involvement in a high number of runouts during his career. Waugh was involved in 104 runouts in 168 Tests and 325 One Day internationals.
On 73 occasions it was his batting partner that was short of the crease, according to [ ].
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Warne later tweeted that he did not hate Waugh, and was simply pointing out Waugh's 'selfishness'.
'For the record again and I've said this 1000 times - I do not hate S. Waugh at all. FYI - I picked him in my all time best Australian team recently,' Warne wrote.
David Boon is run out after Waugh called for a single in Australia's 1985/86 one day series against India
A collection of Tweets from Warne after Waugh's incredible runout statistic was revealed
'Steve was easily the most selfish cricketer that I ever played with.'
The feud between the pair dates back to 1999, when Waugh told selectors to drop the leg spinner for a series-deciding match against the West Indies in Antigua.
Warne had just returned from shoulder surgery and only picked four wickets in four Tests.
'Disappointed is not a strong enough word,' the 50-year-old wrote in his 2018 autobiography No Spin.
'When the crunch came Tugga didn't support me, and I felt so totally let down by someone who I had supported big time and was also a good friend.
Warne and Waugh look downcast at a press conference at Sydney airport in August 1999
Shane Warne and Steve Waugh holding the 1999 World Cup trophy after a victory over Pakistan at Lords
'Steve will always say the result justifies the decision, but I don't think it's as simple as that. I lost a bit of respect for him after that.
'I believe he should have backed me - as I always believe the art of captaincy is to support your players and back them every time. This gains the respect from the players and makes them play for you. He didn't, it's history, http://wiki.cortezaproject.org/index.php/Apos;I_Love_Pressure_It_Makes_You_More_Focused_apos;:_Virat_Kohli_On_Being_Indian_Cricket_apos;s_Biggest_Star but I never found it easy with him after that.'
Warne sounded bitter when he spoke about missing the test match on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2016.
'I don't like Steve Waugh for a lot of reasons, but that was the reason,' he said.
Waugh has defended the decision to leave Warne out of the squad in Antigua, saying it was for the benefit of the team.
Rounding out the rest of the not-so-prestigious list was India's Rahul Dravid with 101, Sachin Tendulkar with 98, Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene with 95 and Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq with 92.
Waugh was caught up in 104 runouts in 168 Tests and 325 One Day internationals, more than any other player in history
[ Bemused Waugh brushes off another Warne spray]
[ Who has run out their partners the most in international cricket? | ESPNcricinfo.com]