Clarke backs 'infectious' Warne's 'cricketing brain' to lift Oz from 'demoralising' 2nd Test loss
Australian captain Michael Clarke said that he believes spin legend Shane Warne's cricketing brain and infectious personality will help lift the squad after the demoralising 231-run loss in the second Test in Port Elizabeth last Sunday.
Warne's vast Test experience has been well utilised by the Australian squad in the lead-up to the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
According to Sport24, Clarke said that the veteran of 145 Test matches and arguably the greatest leg-spinner of all time has played a leading role in mentoring the team in his role as a consultant.
Stating that having Warne around has been good for him personally, Clarke said that he has a 'wonderful' relationship with the former leg-spinner, adding that Warne will do whatever it takes to get the players to bring the best out of themselves.
Clarke further said that Warne is probably the best captain he has played under and his knowledge is like no other, adding that Warne played 145 Test matches and knows the game very well.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)