Michael Clarke Announces his Retirement from International Cricket – One of the best Captain and Modern Day great, Michael Clarke has announced that he would be retiring from the International Cricket after the last Ashes 2015 Test Match at the Oval. After handling the Ashes to England, Michael Clarke told Shane Warne that he would be retiring from the International Cricket as he feel he is not serving the cause anymore and thus it’s the right time to handover the throne to another player. Australian media had already demanded for Clarke’s resignation from the Captain’s spot after the Australian team’s debacle at Trent Bridge Test when they surrendered to England for cheap 60 Runs. There were speculations that Clarke may announce his retirement soon and Michael Clarke did the same and announced it officially at Trent Bridge Ashes Test.
Michael Clarke’s Word
“You never want to walk away from the game but I think my performances in this series and the last 12 months have not been acceptable to me. I pride myself on leading from the front, so that’s been disappointing. You build yourself up for the big series, the big tournaments. One-day cricket is about the World Cup and Test cricket is about the Ashes.
“I certainly tried my best, the boys tried their best and we got outplayed. We got beaten. Now it’s time for the next generation of players, the next captain to have his opportunity to try and build the team and get them ready for the next Ashes series.”
Michael Clarke’s Test Career
Michael Clarke ecstatic career began with a debut hundred against India in 2004 and since the Aussie great has done everything right for his team and his country. He played 114 Tests with total Runs of 8626 at an average of 49.33. He scored 28 Centuries for his team and led his side to win World Cup 2015 where he scored 74 Runs in the Final against New Zealand. Clarke’s form has been through a bad patch and his Last hundred came against India Last year. Michael has been a great ambassador for the sport and will continue to be one the greatest Aussie ever played this Gentlemen’s game.
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