CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 02: Michael Clarke of Australia during day 2 of the 3rd Test match between South Africa and Australia at Sahara Park Newlands on March 02, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Michael Clarke has not held back in his new book, with former coach John Buchanan and former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden in the firing line.

Clarke was recently criticised by the trio after announcing his retirement and he made sure he hit back in his Ashes 2015 diary.

“I don’t think John knows a thing about the baggy green, having never worn one,” Clarke said of John Buchanan.

“He’s still living off the fact that he coached a team that anyone, even my dog Jerry, could have coached to world domination.”

Buchanan said in August that Clarke's leadership had eroded the culture of the Australian cricket team.

Clarke also said that the criticism directed at him by former players, particularly Symonds and Hayden were low acts.

“Andrew Symonds went on TV to criticise my leadership. I’m sorry but he is not a person to judge anyone on leadership,” Clarke said of Symonds.

“This is a guy who turned up drunk to play for his country. It’s pretty rich for him to be throwing rocks.”

Former opener Matthew Hayden questioned Clarke's commitment to the national team.

“I think I’ve shown over the past 12 years how much I’ve valued representing my country and how much my 389 baggy green means to me,” Clarke wrote.

“If Ricky (Ponting) had asked me to jump off the Harbour Bridge, I would have jumped. I loved playing for Australia that much.”