Michael Clarke, former Aussie test captain, is well-known for his arrogant behavior and angry rants in the cricket arena. In the last few years of his cricket career, knowingly or unknowingly, the 35-year-old had welcomed many controversies, which don’t seem to leave him too early.
Every time, Michael Clarke makes a public appearance, his controversies resurfaced too. He gave a TV interview to Channel 9’s 60 Minutes yesterday night, and raked up those controversial episodes again. However, former batsman categorically denied coining of the term ‘cancer’ for his former team mate Shane Watson.
“No, I didn’t say that. I said that there is a number of players or a group in this team at the moment that are like a tumor, and if we don’t fix it, it’s going to turn into a cancer,” Clarke stated. When the anchor wanted to know if Watson was in that group, Clarke said yes “Shane Watson” was in that group. Interestingly, during the entire conversation Michael Clarke didn’t sound apologetic even for a while.
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The former ace batsman also opened up about his infamous dressing room altercation with the then vice captain Simon Katich. The timing of “when to sing the team song” was the reason behind the whole fiasco.
Without revealing more details on the matter Clarke admitted that he was angered at many of his fellow team mates on that day – Katich wasn’t the only one. “I think a lot of us were getting wound up, so I think I had every reason to be pissed off. But I don’t think my language was appropriate to Kato,” Clarke stated.
Believe it or not, for fans living far away from the world of cricket controversies, Michael Clarke will continue to elude them. On one hand, the right-hand batsman seems decent, talented and handsome individual, but his share of controversies makes the statement damn true that ‘no one is perfect’.