We went through the same pain as India: Clarke

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Published: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 16:38 [IST]
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We went through the same pain: Clarke

Adelaide, Jan 29: Australia skipper Michael Clarke said on Saturday, that he and his team found inspiration from the defeats against South Africa and New Zealand to comeback to winning ways after thrashing India 4-0 claiming the test series.

The 30-year-old captain said that the series was harder despite the results achieved but that his team has shown their worth in Test cricket. "The loss in South Africa and New Zealand inspired us. I hate to say it but you need to have days where you go down so that you know how great it is to win. We went through the same pain that India is feeling right now 12 months ago, we lost the Ashes. It's really nice to be on the other side of the fence today." he said.

Clarke appreciated the hard-work shown by the Australian side to cope up with pressures of Test cricket. "We are 4 in the world. We are getting better everyday that is pleasing. All the guys here can play Test cricket."

Clarke was also impressed by veteran batsman Ricky Ponting, "Now we're saying he's batting as good as he's ever batted. When you're not performing, you need to hang in there," he said of the veteran and how he was an example worth emulating.


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