Geoffrey Boycott was not in the most pleasant mood after England’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Australia in the recently concluded Ashes series. And it was evident when in a live TV interview with James Anderson in the presence of the likes of Michael Vaughan and Brett Lee, Boycott launched a line of questioning towards Anderson that put him in an awkward position, to say the least.
Boycott asked Anderson about England assistant coach Paul Farbrace’s comments about the next Ashes series in Australia four years later. Farbrace had said, “If England are serious about coming back here and winning in four years’ time, the planning needs to start in the next couple of days.” Not convinced by Farbrace’s comments, Boycott asked Anderson who exactly was going to do the planning. Even as host Matt Smith and former England captain Michael Vaughan tried to come to a stumbling Anderson’s rescue, Boycott did not relent. You can watch the exchange below.
And you can watch the entire interview with Anderson below, where he speaks about what went wrong for England on the tour and what are the steps that need to be taken to rectify such performances in the future, among other topics.