Newly-appointed Australian Test vice-captain Mitchell Marsh has insisted on Friday (September 28) that the title couldn’t change his attitude towards the game and teammates, as he wants to be the best person and cricketer, as well as, a leader who can take the entire set-up together.
Marsh told cricket.com.au, “The biggest thing we've spoken about as a team right now, and I even said it in my presentation to the (panel), whether I have a title next to my name or not, it's actually irrelevant. I want to be the best person, the best Australian cricketer and leader that I can be for this group and the whole organisation.”
He further added on the same, “That's something we want every single cricketer to be in the Australian cricket team. Hopefully I'll be able to instill that on young guys coming through, what it is to be an Australian cricketer and what we stand for going forward. That's my goal.”
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old credited his leadership Western Australia for developing him as a leader and is enjoying captaining WA, insisting he would still be the same person despite the added responsibility.
Marsh signed off by saying, “I've certainly grown the last 12 months for Western Australia. I've found out a lot about myself, about the leadership as a leader in. I absolutely love captaining Western Australia. I think my biggest strength is that it hasn't changed me as a person and I certainly don't see the vice-captaincy changing me as a person. I'll be that same guy around the team, it's got me to this position and I think that's important - that's leadership in my opinion.”