Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, strenuously denied allegations yesterday that he has acted improperly. He maintains that his feelings towards former Australian cricket captain, Steve Waugh, are in no way improper.
He scotched rumours that the injury to his left wrist was caused by an indecent act carried our during Steve Waugh's final innings heroics in the fourth test against India at the SCG.
In a brief statement Howard told reporters, "It was an emotional day for all of us. I shook a lot of hands that day and clapped so hard I may have caused myself some injury. I am right handed."
Steve Waugh was unavailable for comment.