Test legend Steve Waugh has urged Australian captain Michael Clarke and his deputy Shane Watson to sort out their differences for the betterment of their team.
Waugh has asked Clarke and Watson, who are currently on bad terms, to emerge from Australia's great culture clash genuinely collaborating as directed by the Argus Report, News.com.au reports.
Waugh notes a delicate situation where vice-captain Watson returns to India and possibly leads for the final Test in Delhi having missed the Mohali defeat for disciplinary reasons, as Clarke is in serious doubt with a back injury.
Clarke's fractured relationship with Watson was demonstrated in axing his deputy along with speedsters Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja for failing to submit performance reviews nine days ago.
Waugh said part of the Argus report they recommended was they wanted an increased role for the vice captain as they felt the captain and vice captain had to work to together in Australia's rebuilding phase, adding they will have to work and fix it up.
Waugh added it could be quite ironic that Watson goes home for the birth of his first child which is the greatest gift you can have and maybe next week comes back and captains.
Iron-willed Waugh won a peerless 41 of 57 Tests as captain commanding respect that Clarke and coach Mickey Arthur were searching for in their drastic disciplinary action ahead of the Mohali Test, the paper said.
Waugh claimed there would have to be give and take on both sides from players and the coach to achieve a successful and happy team culture.