Dave the Gnome
No, not an urban myth.
As extracted from Wiki:
"Richardson was Australian vice-captain for the 1932/33 English tour of Australia, known as the Bodyline series, for England's tactics of bowling fast short-pitched deliveries at the batsman's bodies.
During the series, Richardson exclaimed to his team mates "which of you bastards called (Harold) Larwood a bastard instead of this bastard (Douglas Jardine)?"