Retired Australian batsman Michael Clarke likely to make an IPL comeback


first_imgAustralia batsman Michael Clarke, who retired from international cricket in the recently concluded Ashes series, is hinting at making a comeback to Indian Premier League (IPL).This could be an ideal step ahead for the star batsman who is eyeing options for the next stage of his life post international cricket.Clarke said he had not ruled out the option of being a part of IPL.”That’s probably one of the things I’ve got to think about over the next week or so,” Michael Clarke was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “What I’m going to do there, am I going to look at that as an option?Also read: Clarke proposes gentler pitches to prolong Tests “I’ll spend the next few days trying to sum that up. See where my mind is at, see where my body is at and have a good think about it,” Clarke added.Notably, the Australian batsman had regularly turned down offers from IPL franchises to focus on international career. Clarke was part of Pune Warriors in the 2012 season, scoring coring 98 runs in six matches at a strike-rate of 104.25.Also read: Baggy Green culture disappeared under Michael Clarke, says Buchanan Clarke, though has made it clear that Cricket will always be part of his life. He has signed a two-year contract extension with his KFC Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars and continue to lead the team in the forthcoming seasons. Michael Clarke’s arrival will add colour to IPL and young cricketers will have a good opportunity to learn from the Aussie who is known for his aggression and innovation on the field. advertisementlast_img

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