Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket [ Current Affairs ]

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Australian cricketer Michael Clarke announced to retire from One Day Internationals (ODI) after final match of 2015 Cricket World Cup and he also said that he will remain to represent Australian cricket team in the Test matches.

  • Australian Captain Michael Clarke in his final ODI appearance against New Zealand scored 74 and helped Australia win the 2015 World Cup by 7 wickets which loss Indian in semifinal against Australia.
  • Michael Clarke joined Allan Border, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh in the elite group of Australia’s World Cup winning captains.
  • After winning world cup title Michael Clarke dedicated the World Cup to the late Phillip Hughes whose tragic death (by hitting bouncer) during a domestic game shook the cricketing world.
  • on 19 January 2003, Clarke played his debut ODI match against England at Adelaide while he played his debut Test match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore
  • Michael Clarke carrier was very fantastic including both test and ODI cricket match. In test match he batted in 186 innings of 108 matches and had scored 8432 runs of which 329 not out was his highest score. He bowled in 64 innings and took 31 wickets.
  • In ODI match, he batted in 223 of 245 matches and had scored 7981 runs of which 130 was his highest score. He bowled in 106 innings and took 57 wickets.

- Published on: March 31, 2015