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Michael Clarke is doing well after a successful hamstring surgery

1.87K   //    18 Dec 2014, 23:45 IST
Michael Clarke

Australian leg-spinning great Shane Warne has said that Australian captain Michael Clarke has undergone a successful hamstring surgery and that the “best result" possible has been achieved. The 33-year-old had hurt his right hamstring during the final day of the first test against India at Adelaide and left the field immediately.

Following Australia’s 48-run win on Saturday, Clarke told reporters that he may not feature in the ongoing test series against India and further added that he may never play again for Australia. 

Best result possible: Warne

But the 45-year-old, who took 708 wickets in Test Cricket, said that Clarke is now much better following the surgery and that he was now hoping to make a comeback soon. 

"It was the best result humanly possible they could have had for the operation.

"It's a better result than expected. Previously the World Cup was a long shot, now he's more of a chance given how well the operation went," Warne said, while commentating for the Nine Network.

Clarke himself had shared on his twitter account that the surgery had gone well. He had to leave the field on 60 not out in the first innings of the Adelaide test due to a recurrence of a back problem, but returned to bat on Day two to score a hundred.

Prior to the start of the test series, Clarke stood as a pillar of support for the Hughes family after Phillip Hughes passed away on November 27th. 

Clarke tweeted about his surgery on Wednesday.