Michael Clarke played in Warm Match for World Cup

Despite the fact that Michael Clarke turned up for his team the other day in the practice match versus the United Arab Emirates, the Aussies are in no hurry to throw their Captain in international Cricket. They are to wait a bit more.

The medical staff and the think tank of the Australian team are of the view that the 33-year old charismatic batsman should give his hammy a rest for one more week and make his comeback as planned on 21st of February.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground would be hosting Australia’s opening fixture versus England on Saturday and it’s believed that Clarke is willing to take a part in that.

Michael Clarke confident in Playing 1 more World Cup

Michael Clarke has laughed off the rumours that he would be bringing the curtains down on his One Day International career when the upcoming World Cup gets concluded.

Clarke sees himself playing in one more World Cup at least.

Well, if you consider Clarke’s age, then, you would say that the Australian skipper can easily play till 2019 when the next World Cup will be organized, but, when you have a look at the fitness history of the New South Welshman in the recent times, you might want to take your words back.

Michael Clarke Saddened on Hughes Demise

Michael Clarke is being hailed for the support that he has shown for the family and friends of the late Phillip Hughes. For the last 2 days, Clarke had constantly been in the hospital in which Hughes was admitted and he was completely distraught, as much as any other person, when the doctors made the announcement that Hughes had left the world.

Those who know Clarke closely say that he used to treat Hughes as his younger brother.

Hughes had actually started his first class career for New South Wales and it’s from there that Clarke knew him.

The left hander later moved to South Australia because living in Adelaide probably suited him more than living in Sydney, but, he continued to have good tuning with Clarke.

Although many former and present team mates of Hughes made their way to the hospital to know his well being while he was there, but, nobody stayed there for as long as Clarke did.

Clarke also talked to Sean Abbott, the bowler who had delivered that life taking bumper to Hughes, and tried to console him.

Abbott is also a young man only and this incident might affect him very badly on mental front. A few words of support from top guys like Clarke would have done him so much good.

Clarke is currently dealing with his personal problems too. His hamstring is threatening to end his career sooner than what he would want. He has had altercations with the national selectors of late.

But, as soon as he heard that Phil Hughes was in hospital and his family might need some help, he reached there, putting all his problems aside. That’s the sign of a true leader and Clarke has proven yet again that he, indeed, is a true leader.