Surely, Watson can return as my deputy, says Michael Clarke

Clarke said making the presentation was not a big deal and the players should have provided the feedback.

updated: March 12, 2013 14:28 IST
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Mohali: A day after the shocking suspension of four key players, Australian skipper Michael Clarke is confident that there will no backlash against him from the dumped players, who, he says, understand the reasons for this "harsh" decision. (File photo: Clarke, Watson in 'happier' times)

Vice-Captain Shane Watson, pacemen James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson and batsman Usman Khawaja were sensationally dropped from the team yesterday for the third Test against India for ignoring team management's order.

Watson returned home in a huff and is now contemplating his Test future, raising speculation of a revolt within the squad.

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