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Australian Skipper Michael Clarke Bids Farewell to International Cricket

A prodigious talent, a creative batsman and a committed player, Michael Clarke on August 20, 2015, played his last international match as he bid farewell to the sport, which he had played for nearly 13 years. Clarke was captain at the time and was leading Australia in the last match of the 2015 Ashes series, which England won 3-2. After losing the pivotal fourth Test with the hosts taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series, Clarke announced in a press conference that he is hanging up his boots and is retiring from international cricket after the fifth Test against England.

The decision shocked the cricketing world as Clarke announced his decision to retire. The Australian captain had told Channel 9 after Day 2 of the fourth Test and said that he would have ‘one last match’. The batsman felt that it was time for him to retire as his performances were not…

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