Veteran Australian cricketer Michael Clarke divorced from his wife, gives many crores

Michael Clarke

The couple had tied the knot in 2012, while their daughter was born in 2015- months after the cricketer announced his retirement.

According to reports in the Australian media, the couple separated five months ago, with Clarke moving out of their home in Vaucluse before relocating to the pair's Bondi beachfront pad, worth $8 million.

Former Australian Cricket captain Michael Clarke at the launch of his biography, My Story, pictured with wife Kyly and daughter Kelsey Lee on October 17, 2016.

"After living apart for some time, we have made the hard decision to separate as a couple, amicably", Clarke and Kyly were quoted as saying in a joint statement in the "The Australian" newspaper.

They habe both taken to Instagram in recent days to post individual pictures with their daughter.

Michael and Kyly Clarke with their daughter Kelsey. Under Clarke, Australia registered a 5-0 drubbing against England in the 2013-14 Ashes before going on to win their fifth 50-over World Cup title in the summer of 2015.

She also runs her own company "Lyfestyled by Kyly Clarke".

"We'd like to acknowledge the wonderful support we've had from family and friends, and at this time request privacy so that we can manage this next stage of our lives", they said.

The couple have split after seven years of marriage in what is set to be a $40m divorce.

Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke was one the most prolific sportspersons that the country has ever produced.

Clarke has performed 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20s for Australia.

Clarke and his wife had issued a joint statement regarding the same where they said: "After living apart for some time, we have made the hard decision to separate as a couple, amicably".

During this time Clarke scored a total of 36 centuries in global cricket.



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