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Warne would not have achieved success as Aus captain: Haydo

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) Shane Warne would not haveachieved much success had he been made Australian captain ashe often wants to be on his own and the first one to breakstrict team rules, says his former team-mate Matthew Hayden.

Hayden wrote in his autobiography ''Standing My Ground''that Warne used to get away with his ways on many occasionsbecause of his precocious talent and that could hardly be atrait of a captain.

"Strategically, Warne might have made a great Testcaptain, but I am not sure he''d have been as successful as thetwo men chosen ahead of him, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting,because he would not have been as inclusive as they were,"Hayden wrote.

Hayden cited one instance when Warne gave a damn to theteam rules -- during the much-criticised booth camp conceivedby coach John Buchanan as a means of team bonding before the2006 Ashes in Australia.

"On first day, we were taken to a warehouse. All we wereallowed to take was a backpack, a sleeping bag, a hutchie, acouple of shirts, two pairs of socks, some undies, joggers andsmall items. Predictably, Warne had too much stuff, includingseveral packets of Benson

Story first published: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 14:15 [IST]
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