Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future

Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future

Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future: The Australian team though won the 1st test remarkably beating India by 48 runs but as the team starts the celebration; there is a major setback for them as skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the ongoing series with India due to chronic back problem and hamstring injury. He ruled himself out of the rest of the series against India due to serious fitness problems. As a result of which, Shaun Marsh has been named as his replacement for the rest of the series.

Clarke was forced to discontinue his batting during the recently concluded first test due to chronic back problem; he resumed his batting a day later and scored a spirited and sentimental century. But that costed him a huge prize; as he grieved the injury and later his right hamstring strain increased further while fielding on the final day of the test.

Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future
Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future. (Photo Source: Getty Images.)

He went for scans on the final day of play and confirmed it by the end of the test match. “The scans are not great; they have certainly showed a tear there. The experts are looking at them and I can pretty confidently say that I won’t take part in this test series. “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.” Clarke said

Before the test series begun, Michael Clarke was doubtful for the first test with India, but battled hamstring injury to play. He had to leave the field in the middle while batting due to lower back spasm.

Clarke had said that he has no regrets about playing in the Test given its significance after the tragic death of his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes.
“I don’t have one regret, this was the most important Test match of my career,” he said
He further added that “he may never play again” as result of this injury.

“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.

Team Physiotherapist Alex Kountoris called this injury significant. He said “This is his right lower back. This is his old injury, what he’s had in the past; we believe it’s related to his old disc injuries. With that come a lot of muscle spasms and other things that cause pain.
This news will be a huge blow to Australia’s World Cup preparations as the mega event is just a couple of month away. Australia being the team and hosts have high stakes on them already.