Michael Clarke, the Australian cricketer, on 29 March 2015 retired from One Day Internationals (ODI) after final match of 2015 Cricket World Cup. He will continue to represent Australian cricket team in the Test matches.
Clarke in his final ODI appearance against New Zealand scored 74 and helped Australia win the 2015 World Cup by 7 wickets.
With this, Clarke joined Allan Border, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh in the elite group of Australia's World Cup winning captains. After winning the title, Clarke dedicated the World Cup to the late Phillip Hughes whose tragic death during a domestic game shook the cricketing world.
Michael Clarke in the cricketing world
Clarke played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut Test match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore. Nicknamed Pup, he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher.
Details of his cricket career
• Test: 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.
• ODI: 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.