Lehmann taking too much credit for Australia’s recent success, says Shane Warne

"It was Michael Clarke who taught them how to win. Darren Lehmann has come in and put a bit of icing on the cake"

“It was Michael Clarke who taught them how to win. Darren Lehmann has come in and put a bit of icing on the cake”

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Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne feels that head coach Darren Lehmann is taking too much credit for the national team’s recent successes.

Warne also believes that Lehmann told stand-in captain Steven Smith to declare on the final day of the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne.

“It was Michael Clarke who taught them how to win. Darren Lehmann has come in and put a bit of icing on the cake, he’s actually complemented Michael Clarke,” Warne told the Sydney radio show Allrounders. “He’s got to be a little bit careful that he’s got to stop walking out on the MCG and declaring. He’s got to remember that’s the captain’s job not the coach’s job.

“Darren Lehmann understands the game of cricket. He’s a good man manager, and he’s got to remember what it was like when he played and what the coaches were like. The captain is in charge and it’s something Australian cricket has to look at it with the way they want to do things – who is in charge.”

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