Former skipper Michael Vaughan has said that he could never have taken a break from the England captaincy like Andrew Strauss.
But Vaughan believes fellow Ashes-winning skipper Strauss will reclaim his authority once he returns to the dressing room.
Strauss took a rest from the recent tour to Bangladesh and England won every match under stand-in captain Alastair Cook.
“I wouldn’t have been able to sit at home as captain knowing I was fit to play. But Andrew thought he needed a break. I can understand his decision; we must look at the bigger picture,” The Sun quoted Vaughan, as saying.
“He wants to be fresh for next winter’s Ashes. If we go to Australia, win the Ashes and Straussy has a stormer, it’ll be a masterstroke,” he said.
“Straussy will be fine in the dressing room when he returns. The players are respectful of him, right behind him,” Vaughan said.
“But I’m sure he’ll get stick with the likes of Graeme Swann, Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen giving him banter about picking and choosing tours,” he added. (ANI)