The Ashes: Michael Clarke enjoys being the centre of attention, says Glenn McGrath

The legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath terms Michael Clarke as a 'Julio' - a person who is cool, calm and collected.

updated: August 10, 2013 18:52 IST
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Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath believes that current skipper Michael Clarke sets the bar high in the team and enjoys being the focus of the team. Writing in his column in The Guardian, McGrath says that 'Clarke thrives on the pressure created by his position. He enjoys being the focus, the centre of attention, the one that is expected to go out there and do a job'.

McGrath added that in Australia, cricket captaincy was the most important job in the country - more vital than being Prime Minister as well. 'Clarke sets high standards for his teammates. When he scores big runs the team does well,' he wrote.

Terming Australia's previous captains Allan Border, Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting as 'nerds', McGrath calls Clarke a 'Julio' - a slang for someone who is cool. 'In the dressing room you were either a nerd or a Julio. Julio's have got to look perfect - the hair has got to be perfect, it's all about their appearance. The nerds weren't bothered about how they looked. Michael Clarke is a Julio,' writes McGrath.

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