Swann blasts 'low forms of journalism' over gran quotes

Recently-retired England spinner Graeme Swann has attacked "some low forms of journalism" for "preying" on his 90-year-old grandmother.

Mina Swann's comments to Newcastle's Journal newspaper were widely quoted in the English and Australian media.

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I've heard of some low forms of journalism before but preying on my 90 yr old gran? Hang your head in shame the low life responsible

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I've heard of some low forms of journalism before but preying on my 90 yr old gran? Hang your head in shame the low life responsible

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Retiring Graeme Swann departs with team-mate 'swipe'

Graeme Swann has tried to distance himself from a Telegraph report which alleged he had made a "barely disguised swipe" at English cricketers. The Nottinghamshire County player retired from England's cricket team before the end of their Ashes tour.