Cricket News: Michael Clarke has warned Steve Smith over his tendency. Also, to get too hands-on with his guidance. According to Clarke, if not picked as Test captain. Then Smith needs to be careful with the kind of leadership role. He will be playing as a senior. Pat Cummins and Smith are two of the leading candidates. In addition, he is expected to take over as Australia’s Test captain. Following Tim Paine’s resignation in the wake of the sexting scandal, a vacancy opened. A Cricket Australia panel recently interviewed the two. On The Big Sports Breakfast, during an appearance. Cummins will undoubtedly seek guidance from Smith, according to Clarke. If he is chosen as the Test team’s leader. He did warn Smith, though, to be careful since his activities would be scrutinized.
“He’s got to be careful Smithy because he copped some criticism for doing that when Tim Paine took over the captaincy as well. That he was standing in slip waving his hands, moving the field. If he is vice-captain or even if he is not, he has got to be very careful. There can only be one captain on the field. That is what leadership is about as well, owning that. If it is Pat Cummins, he can take advice and guidance but then it’s up to him to be making the decisions,” Michael Clarke said.
Cricket News: Moreover, Clarke recalled an incident during the Test series. Against India earlier this year, when he was accused of scuffing up. And then according to the 2015 World Cup-winning captain. Smith’s moves get analyzed closely following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
“Lastly, I don’t think Steve Smith understands how extreme it is going to be. He got a tiny glimpse of it last summer against India when he scruffed the pitch and was called the biggest cheat on the planet. I don’t think he understands how heavy it is going to be on him.” Clarke said.