Clarke told Triple M Radio that he would have no problem playing under the current stand-in captain.
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Australia skipper Michael Clarke says he would be happy to play under the captaincy of Steve Smith.
Clarke made his competitive return to cricket on the weekend in Sydney grade cricket as he continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury.
The 33-year-old notched up a score of 51 whilst playing for Western Suburbs against Gordon, and will feature from a Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh on Thursday.
However, Clarke has spent much of the past two days rubbishing media reports that suggest his Australian teammates have turned their backs on him and are in favour of Smith leading the side going forward.
Clarke also denied that he was on a collision course with Cricket Australia over the deadline set for him in order for him to play at the upcoming World Cup.
He says that he would be happy to play under Smith should selectors choose the 25-year-old to lead the Test side full-time.
“Most definitely I would,” Clarke told the Triple M Radio.
“I feel for Smithy because I sat in his shoes when a lot of the media were calling for Ricky Ponting (to go).”
“It’s certainly not personal between Smithy and I. We’ve been friends for a long time and we’ll continue to be.
“The people that sit above both him and I will make their decisions.”
While Australia face England in its opening pool game of the World Cup on February 14, Clarke is aiming to be fit for his side’s second match against Bangladesh a week later.