Michael Clarke of Australia celebrates after he scored his century during day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
It was the year back in 2003 when PUP came out to play his first ODI against England at Adelaide Oval. At the very first day, he left whole lot of impression to his team mates with his not out 39 runs, 1 wickets and 1 fabulous run out of Hoggard, Austraila won that match by 4 wickets and Clarke began his historic cricket career till today.
A young man could do anything with the bat, but he has matured into one of the game’s most professional, reliable and focussed players, and has been entrusted with the task of leading the Test team out of a trough
most effective run-maker in the five-day game
has announced his international retirement following Ashes series defeat to England. A great leader and a great test batsman of all time Michael Clarke has 8628 test runs with an average of 49.30 and 28 centuries.
Retirement announced after Australia’s humiliating defeat against England
International cricket community reaction on Clarke Retirement
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2015
Well done England on the ashes return. Bad luck Aussie boys but we will still have a crack 5th test! Congrats @MClarke23 on your career.
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) August 8, 2015
A lot of respect on the England balcony for Michael Clarke… pic.twitter.com/iIx1giBC0v
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) August 8, 2015
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) August 8, 2015
Thank you for your wonderful cricket for the past 12 years.