`Relaxed` Clarke insists he is focused on Australian T20 WC campaign

Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 14:44 PM IST

St Lucia: Australian Twenty20 skipper Michael Clarke insists that despite the pressure of being on his first major tour as captain, he is relaxed and focused on the Twenty20 World Cup, which starts from Friday.

"It`s a great feeling. I`m in a really good position now, I feel really comfortable and I`m happy to be on this tour," Fox News quoted Clarke, as saying.

"I`m so focused leading up to our first game against Pakistan (on Sunday) that I probably haven`t let me being captain hit me," he said.

Talking about the constant media scrutiny since his decision to leave last month`s New Zealand tour to sort out his personal issues, Clarke said he has been learning from captain Ricky Ponting about the grind of media commitments a leader must handle.

"We`re not silly. We know the media plays a huge part in what we do on and off the field. It is definitely about give and take. We know you guys have got a job to do and we do respect that," Clarke said.

"There`s plenty of times you don`t want to talk to the media, but it`s part of what we do," he added.