Michael Clarke is enjoying some time away from cricket © Getty Images
Michael Clarke is enjoying some time away from cricket © Getty Images

Wellington: Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who retired from all forms of international cricket earlier this year, is considering a return to the Twenty20 format. Speaking on the possibility of making an international comeback, the 34-year-old stressed that although he was enjoying his time away from the game, he could comeback to play for his grade club or Twenty20 in future. According to stuff.co.nz, Clarke said that he was enjoying spending time with his little daughter and would consider making a return to the crease if he misses the game in future. ALSO READ: Michael Clarke calls on West Indies to prioritise international cricket

“I’m really enjoying this time away from cricket but I’m pretty sure there’s going to come a stage where I miss the game,” Clarke said on Friday. “If that does happen, I’ll certainly come back and whether it’s play for my grade club or play Twenty20, who knows. I haven’t looked too far ahead.”

“I’ve just really enjoyed some no-cricket time, to be honest,” he said. “I still see the scores and support the boys from afar, but I just needed a break. I started cricket at six years of age and 28 years without a break is a long time. So it’s nice to have a summer and obviously having my beautiful little girl at home now, I’m spending most of my time with her,” he added.

Earlier, Clarke was about to lead the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, but pulled out of the tournament, saying that his body and mind need time away from cricket. Clarke scored 8,643 runs in 115 Tests and retired from international cricket following Australia’s Ashes series defeat against England at The Oval.