Tuesday 17 December 2013 

Video - Ashes Win Really Special - Clarke

Victorious Australian captain Michael Clarke says that the work his team has put in makes their Ashes success over England particularly special.

They moved into an unassailable 3-0 series lead with a 150-run win in the third Test in Perth to regain The Ashes, holding them for the first time since 2009.

And Clarke, who played in Ashes series defeats in 2005, 2009, 2010/11 and earlier this year, says this win is very special.

"Every single day I get to see how hard these guys are training, the work they're doing on and off the field to become better players and become a better team," he said.

"That's what makes it so special.

"That's why today, as Brad Haddin said, we brought it home, to actually get the Ashes back is special because of the work the guys have put in over a long period of time."

He added that their success in the series has been a real team effort and he doesn't want one player, or even one member of the coaching staff being singled out.

"I would hate to see, as I'm saying about the team as players, I would hate to see one individual player be the standout for this team performance.

"It hasn't been one player, it has been the whole team.

"And the same in regards to, I'd hate to see Boof (Darren Lehmann) who I love to bits, he's a fantastic guy and a wonderful coach, it's not just because of Darren Lehmann, it's because of all the coaches, all the support staff, all the people behind the scenes that we sit here today."

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© Cricket World 2013

 
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