Michael Clarke (above) claimed that John Buchanan had no impact on the team © Getty Images
Michael Clarke (above) claimed that John Buchanan had no impact on the team © Getty Images

Sydney: Former Australian coach John Buchanan has reacted to the criticism by recently retired skipper Michael Clarke, saying that the captaincy role is quite demanding and the former needs to work on it. In his new book ‘ Ashes Diary 2015’, Clarke claimed that Buchanan had no impact on the team, stating that “even my dog Jerry could have coached” that Australian side to world domination. Hitting back over Clarke indirectly, Buchanan said that the opportunity to continue to learn the complex roles that comes with leadership is always available and, therefore, the 34-year-old should take advantage of these chances. Michael Clarke’s comments on John Buchanan incredibly harsh: Shane Watson

Buchanan also insisted Clarke to learn some leadership skills with recently retired New Zealand rugby skipper Richie McCaw. He said that McCaw led the team to the highest level with a winning record verging on 90%, adding that the latter had also turned out to be an inspiring leader, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Earlier, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson had also described Clarke’s criticism over Buchanan as ‘incredibly harsh’. Besides Buchanan , Clarke also slammed his former team-mates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden in his book. Michael Clarke: John Buchanan did nothing special, my dog could have made Australia world No. 1

Earlier, recently retired Australia captain Michael Clarke has tore into former coach John Buchanan and teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds in his Ashes 2015 Diary, which was released this week. Clarke has rammed the three for criticising him during his final days, saying that Buchanan was lucky to have coached a team which even his dog Jerry could have taken to world domination. Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes 2015, the third failed attempt as a cricketer and second as Australia’s captain to win the urn in England.

Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes 2015, the third failed attempt as a cricketer and second as Australia’s captain to win the urn in England.