Posted: 3 February, 2015
Australian captain Michael Clarke has revealed to Triple M Brisbane's The Grill Team that he would be happy to play under Steve Smith.
Michael Clarke joined The Grill Team yesterday for a pretty in-depth chat.
Marto, Michelle and Ed didn't hold back from asking Pup some of the big questions that have been surrounding his career at the moment such as if he would play under Steve Smith as captain.
"Most definitely I would, look that’s the thing, I’ve said it for a while now you know I feel for Smithy because I sat in his shoes when a lot of the media were calling for Ricky Ponting," Clarke told The Grill Team.
With the constant rumours around his captaincy, Clarke is staying positive and wants to return back to the Australian side as soon as possible.
"I’ve been so fortunate in my career, played over 100 test matches, I’ve played over 200, been fortunate enough to captain my country."
"If my time is over as a player or as a captain then you know the game moves on, people come and go the game will never change that’s life," he said.
He also commented on the reports of a "rift" between himself, other players and Cricket Australia.
"It’s news to me, I’d like to know where it’s coming from, Look I think, the only thing I can really say. It’s obviously disappointing because I haven’t been around the team."
"For the last 7 weeks now I’ve been away from the group so it is disappointing that people are writing that, but they are obviously getting their information from somewhere I feel like my relationship with Cricket Australia especially my team mates is exceptional."
"I speak to all my teammates regularly……..George Bailey, Steve Smith, Darren Lehman the captains and the coaches I will speak to regularly."
Listen to the full chat with Clarkey and The Grill Team below. He also talks about looking towards the future and recovering from the tragic loss of Philip Hughes.