Former Australia international Justin Langer has laughed off suggestions he is considering an Ashes comeback.
The 38-year-old Somerset batsman, who recently overtook Sir Don Bradman as the highest scoring Australian in first-class history, retired from the international game in early 2007 but he revealed last week that he missed playing in the big series.
And, although he stopped short of ruling out a return, he says those comments came about purely because of a recent conversation with team-mate Marcus Trescothick, who officially retired from the England side in 2008.
"Tres and I were having a laugh in the dressing room at Worcester the other day," he told Sky Sports.
"Kevin Pietersen was injured and the boys were saying, 'Tres, man - you can come back' and he said, 'Not for a million quid'.
"I said, 'A million quid?' He goes, 'Yeah, maybe for a million quid' and I said, 'I'd do it for nothing'.
"Imagine playing - 1-0 down, Edgbaston, with Flintoff - I'd love to play. I'd do it for nothing. I'm probably one of five million Aussies who'd like to do it for nothing as well.
"Since I was a little kid, I wanted to play Ashes cricket.
"So all of a sudden there's headlines and I'm putting Phil Hughes under pressure - what a joke!
"I'd like to play but, like I say, so would five million other Australians."
After suggestions he may have retired too early, Langer added: "I didn't go too early!
"Trust me, I'm very happily retired. Tres and I are sitting back in our hammocks playing for Somerset.
"That's a nice feeling and I'm enjoying it. The club's going well and it's a great place to be, so I'm happy to be watching from my armchair."