30 July, 2021

‘I Don’t Care If I Score Four Ducks If Oz Wins’

The Aussie captain on the challenges a tour of India poses, and his team's chances

‘I Don’t Care If I Score Four Ducks If Oz Wins’

On current form, the man leads the best batsmen in the world. More importantly, he’s the captain of the current Australian team. Rather than looking at the twin responsibilities as pressure, Michael Clarke looks at these as opportunities. In a free-wheeling conversation with Boria Majumdar, Clarke talks about the challenges a tour of India poses, Australia’s chances, the importance of leading from the front and also how the IPL has made a tour of the subcontinent that much easier.

A dodgy hamstring that is still not 100% ok, David Warner’s broken finger, the sudden retirement of Mike Hussey and the vacuum left by Ricky Ponting. As captain is this your biggest challenge yet?

Yes, it is. As the captain, this will  probably be the hardest test I have faced in my career. At the same time, it’s an opportunity. My hamstring is very much on the mend and I will give it everything to make sure I am part of this series. David is also expected to get fit in time for the...

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