Clarke buoyed not weighed down by responsibility: Ian Chappell

Michael Clarke's unbeaten 329 at Sydney impressed former captain Ian Chappell. The elder of the Chappell brothers feels Clarke is buoyed rather than bogged down by captaincy and should come higher up the batting order.

"Following his chanceless triple century, now would be the ideal time for Clarke to assume the role of first-drop batsman in a side that he's quickly moulding into a competitive unit," Chappell wrote in his column for The Herald Sun.

"Clarke's four centuries in 10 Tests as captain are ample evidence of a man who is buoyed by the extra responsibility rather than weighed down by expectation," he felt.

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