A lot is going on inside former cricketer Michael Clarke’s head. On one side, he is ecstatic about his newly-arrived baby girl whom he named Kelsey Lee and on the other he has launched a scathing attack on former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden and also former coach John Buchanan.

On Nov. 19, 2015, the 34-year-old retired cricketer wrote on Instagram, “ Mum and daughter have both been amazing. Our little princess has daddy wrapped around her finger.”

Clarke also posted an image where the couple is seen on a boat in Sydney Harbour. This is their first public statement since the birth of the baby girl.

Kyly Clarke posted the same image captioning it – “ Thank you to everyone for all your very kind messages. Our little angel is just divine, such a superstar. One proud Mumma and Papa,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

News of the birth first broke on Tuesday morning when “ Today ” host Karl Stefanovic revealed that a "very good source" has confirmed that Michael and Kyly Clarke had welcomed their first child during a live cross from Paris.

Now, Michael has posted another image on his Instagram account of his daughter’s tiny fingers wrapped around his fingers with the caption – “ Heaven! Kelsey Lee you are my angel.”


Heaven! Kelsey Lee you are my angel

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However, all is not well with Michael in the professional front. Recently, he blurted out his built-up frustration on two of his former teammates and Coach John Buchanan, who presided over one of the most successful eras in Australian cricket through his “Ashes Diary 2015.” His comment that even his dog could have coached the former Aussie side has created a storm. He also said that under Buchanan’s leadership, the baggy green culture of Australian cricket, actually deteriorated.

"I don't think John knows a thing about the baggy green, having never worn one. He's still living off the fact that he coached a team that anyone, even my dog Jerry, could have coached to world domination,” Clarke says.

The reason for his anger is the public swipe and humiliating comments that were thrown at Clarke by Symonds, Hayden and Buchanan after Clarke declared his international retirement in August 2015.

"Andrew Symonds went on TV to criticise my leadership. I'm sorry, but he is not a person to judge anyone on leadership. This is a guy who turned up drunk to play for his country. It's pretty rich for him to be throwing rocks,” Clarke writes in a diary entry from the 5th Test of the Ashes after Symonds questioned Clarke’s leadership style.

Australian former cricketer Matthew Hayden revealed after Clarke’s retirement that he had threatened former captain Ricky Ponting by saying he would return his baggy green cap if he had to field at bat-pad.

Clarke defended himself saying, “I think I've shown over the past 12 years how much I've valued representing my country and how much my 389 baggy green means to me. If Ricky had asked me to jump off the Harbour Bridge, I would have jumped. I loved playing for Australia that much.”

Clarke is extremely upset with his former mates and has alleged that they used his retirement to better their media profiles and “publicly kick” him with their comments that were provoked for publicity.

Michael said that he firmly believes in his decision of retiring from international cricket.

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