Players and coaches talk to the media

Will have to bat higher - Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke talks to the media after losing the second Test to India by an innings and 135 runs in Hyderabad (00:00)

March 5, 2013

Posted by   on (March 6, 2013, 16:37 GMT)

Here's something about honesty, integrity, keeping the buck in your lap and refusing to blame the elements for a failure which is all yours. Its about taking responsibility. Its about facing truth. Its about knowing that failures are not about depression, hopelessness, despair. They are about knowing what to do next. Its about character. Its about leadership. Its about doing yourself better what you expect others to do on an ordinary plane. And its about knowing the defeatand failure is not breast-beating or doomsday damnations. Failures are about going back to the drawing baord, re-assessing the situation, readyng yourself for the next day, and as leader, its about leading bny example, leading from the front, leading with sulk, and when he times, to stand up and decide to the do the toughest part of the job yourself and freeing the boys fom that pressure. Clarke is not the first one to talk like a hero i defeat. Thers ahve done it before him: Dho i after the last series agaisnt

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