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Steve Waugh compares Michael Clarke to Don Bradman

Steve Waugh compares Michael Clarke to Don Bradman

Michael Clarke on Thursday became the first cricketer to score four double hundreds in Test cricket in a calender year © Getty Images

Bangalore: Nov 22, 2012

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Thursday said that Michael Clarke, who became the first batsman in Test history to score four double centuries in a year, is playing like Don Bradman and is relishing his captaincy.

“Clarke has become the first player to score four double centuries in a year. I should mention here that I can only imagine Bradman playing any better than how he (Clarke) is playing, Waugh said.

“He seems to be so relaxed in the crease with head still.

Clarke has done incredibly as a captain,” he added.

Clarke today smahed 224 in the second Test against the Proteas in Adelaide, a few days after hitting a double ton in the first Test.

Waugh was speaking to reporters here at the announcement of a world class Sports Academy in association with Sporting Edge, a Waugh venture at Brigade Orchards.

Asked whether Ricky Ponting should be given a chance to play after a string of poor scores, Waugh said Ponting is a great player and unfortunately missed out in his first two innings against South Africa.

“If an individual is struggling, hopefully the rest of the side carry that person and reciprocate the same when someone else is struggling. That makes a strong side,” Waugh said.

Replying to a question on Virender Sehwag, who will be playing his 100th Test tomorrow, Waugh said Mathew Hayden changed the style of opening batsmen and the Nawab of Najafgarh took it almost to a different level.

“Sehwag has been an incredible player, particularly on seamless wickets, but we had plans to pick him up when he toured Australia,” he said.

Waugh further said that Sehwag has a very good technique which people take it for granted and do not accept.

“He has very good still head and amazing eyes to pounce on the ball,” he added.

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