Video - Arthur On Living And Dying 'By The Sword'

Sacked as Australia coach after failing to deliver the results expected of him, Mickey Arthur says he takes complete responsibility for the modest return since taking over in November 2011.

He was relieved of his post and replaced by Darren Lehmann with a little over two weeks to go before the start of the Ashes.

"I am a man of principle. I try and get the team going in one direction because I sincerely believe that a team with culture is a successful team," Arthur said.

"So I don't feel let down by the players at all. At the end of the day, you live and die by the sword. And I gave this job 100 per cent of my time over the last couple of years and the disappointing thing was (that) I thought that we were nearly there to cracking it - I really do. I take responsibility for it."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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