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Michael Clarke learned a lot about leadership under Ricky Ponting: Michael Hussey

Michael Clarke learned a lot about leadership under Ricky Ponting: Michael Hussey

Michael Clarke (L) and Michael Hussey during their record 334-run stand for the fifth wicket during the second Test at Sydney © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Perth: Jan 10, 2012

 

Middle-order batsman Michael Hussey on Tuesday said Australia captain Michael Clarke learned lot about leadership under former skipper Ricky Ponting.

 

“I wouldn’t say it’s completely different from how Ricky Ponting went about his work,” Hussey said while talking about Clarke’s leadership skills.

 

”I think Michael Clarke learned a lot from playing under Ricky Ponting … and probably picked out things that Ricky did extremely well and he’s also brought things in that he wanted to impress on the team as well.”

 

”He’s always trying to make things happen – he wants the game to go forward all the time. He’s an aggressive sort of captain, he wants the team to be scoring quickly, he wants to be taking wickets at all times, trying to set batsmen up, trying to set unusual fields at times,” he said.

 

“He’s always thinking as a captain and he’s very passionate about the job and you can really tell that by the way he talks to the players in the dressing room, he’s really enjoying the role,” Hussey was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

 

The Australian middle-order mainstay, however, denied comparing Clarke with his Indian conterpart MS Dhoni.

 

”From my experience at Chennai Super Kings his philosophies are to be calm, to enjoy the experience, to go out there and play the game with a smile on your face,” Hussey said.

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