Michael Clarke has raised a doubt over his International career stating that he doubts if he will be able to play for Australia again. Clarke expressed this after Australia won the 1st Test match by 48 runs.
Clarke left the field on the 5th day of the test match after suffering the 2nd injury of the Test match. Earlier on the 1st day of the Test match, Clarke suffered an injury and left the field when he was batting on 60. He though came back the next morning and went on to score a century .
Michael Clarke had this to say about his injury –
“Probably better not talking about my injury, the world is probably sick of seeing me crying on telly. Not worried about losing. Results of scan not fantastic, I’m going to struggle to take any more part in this series.
The experts are looking at scans now, I don’t know exactly how long I’m going to be out for. I think the World Cup, our first practice game is eight weeks away, I’d love to take part in the tri-series, I’d love to take part in the World Cup but I just have to wait and see.
There’s no doubt there’s certainly a chance [I will miss the World Cup], well there’s a chance I may never play again. I hope that’s not the case and I’ll be doing everything in my power to get back out on the park but I have to be realistic as well.
I think my body in general there’s always that risk. This is a different hamstring, I did my left hamstring, I’ve done my right side of my back, I’ve just done my right hammy. I’ve got injury concerns at the moment, now I’ve got to go back and do what the experts tell me to give myself my best chance of being fully fit. But I think I have to be honest with myself and have a good hard think about things, definitely.
I have no regrets about playing this Test match, I have no regrets about going back on the field after I retired hurt. I am extremely thankful that Alex Kountouris and Doctor Peter Brukner did everything they could to give me a chance to get on the park in this Test match firstly, but then to walk out and score some runs. The rest will take care of itself. I will be guided by the experts and hopefully I’ll get another opportunity to play again this summer.
My back was quite sore. I needed some injections and some medication to get me back out onto the park, but I’ve said before that’s part of playing international sport, people do it on a daily basis. Once you walk into the game you have to do whatever it takes to finish that game and it was really important for me to walk back out the next morning.”
The 2nd injury Clarke suffered was in his right hamstring and he left the field and was soon taken for scans which has already ruled him out of the series.
Clarke , apart from being a backbone of the batting lineup is a pro active captain and is attacking by nature.
In Clarke’s absence, Brad Haddin is likely to captain the side. But Haddin of late has been through a rough patch and putting an additional responsibility is not a sensible move.
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