Kolkata, Apr 19: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin feels Michael Clarke is lucky to have former skipper Ricky Ponting by his side and said he would develop into a great captain with time.
"Since the time he (Clarke) was appointed as Australia captain, he has been doing a very good job," said Haddin, who has been roped in by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League.
"He (Clarke) has been lucky to have the class of Ponting in his apprenticeship. I think he will take somethings from what Ricky did well and move into his captaincy.
"Ricky has been a tremendous leader for a long long time.
Mike is going to develop into a very good captain," Haddin said.
Clarke was appointed as Australia captain after Ponting decided to step down following his team's quarterfinal finish in the World Cup. PTI