Former Australian captain Michael Clarke separated with his wife Kyly Boldy, earlier this year in February, after seven years of their marriage. In the recent interaction, he opened up on how things have changed for him and how they are co-parenting their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee.
Breakups are never easy but they are necessary for the peace of the two involved. Michael Clarke also feels the same. He has said that after the split with his wife Kyly, he has become even a better friend with his ex-wife. He added that their friendship is helping in co-parenting their daughter.
“I think I’m extremely lucky to have been able to go through a separation with the mother of my child and us still be great friends,” Clarke was quoted as saying.
“I actually think Kyly and my friendship now is as strong as it’s ever been. We still talk daily and I think you’ve heard Kyly say as well both of us will always prioritise our daughter and a big part of that is a friendship between mum and dad.”
It’s easier said than done: Michael Clarke on divorce
Clarke said that a breakup is always difficult as there are other people involved apart from the couple involved and things aren’t easy.
“There’s always other people involved. There’s families, there’s friends, if there’s a new person there’s that as well so you’re trying to stay respectful to everyone. It’s easier said than done,”
Michael Clarke was the successful captain of the Australian team. He led his country to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph in 2015 after defeating New Zealand in the final at the MCG ground. In that year, the flamboyant batsman retired from international cricket after featuring in the Ashes 2015 in England. He represented Australia in 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is. The right-handed batsman scored 8643 Test runs, 7981 ODI runs and 488 T20I runs.