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I won't be the guy playing at 38, 39, 40: Clarke

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Published: Friday, May 25, 2012, 16:51 [IST]
 
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When my time is up, it is up: Clarke

Melbourne, May 25: Australia captain Michael Clarke, has said he would put an end to his cricketing career before he passed his mid-30s, unlike Ricky Ponting and other former Australian captains.

Unlike his predecessors, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, who is still playing at 37, the current Australian captain has said he would not continue playing cricket into his late-30s.

"I am enjoying playing now but in time I won't be the guy playing at 38, 39, 40," Clarke was quoted as saying by the Australian media.

The 31 year old cricketer, who got married to Kyly Boldy recently wants to settle down in life within a few years.

"I hope I can have my impact in a short space of time and then be finished. I would love to see the team have success, achieve what it can achieve," he added.

"I have so many goals I want to see this team achieve and when my time is up, it is up," he said.

Clarke further added saying that he would not stretch his international career to late 30's like Ricky Ponting, who is playing under the leadership of Clarke since 10 months, wants to draw curtains to his cricketing career after his stint as Australia captain.

He also cited his priorities as the team is looking forward to perform well against South Africa and top-ranked England in the next few months as the series against England is scheduled to start from June 29.

"I have so many goals I want to see this team achieve and when my time is up, it is up," he said.

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