‘I was very surprised’ to be named Cricketer and Test Cricketer of the Year, admits Michael Clarke

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“It is a prestigious award and an honour, and something I’m certainly proud of”

Australia captain Michael Clarke has admitted that he “was very surprised” to be crowned Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year.

“I was very surprised, to be honest, probably because there are so many guys who are playing so well around the world at the moment,” Clarke told cricket.com.au. “I definitely didn’t expect to have won this award but it is a prestigious award and an honour, and something I’m certainly proud of.”

However, Clarke conceded that he would give up his awards in a heartbeat if he could “swap it for the team to have success”.

“I’d swap it for the team to have success, that’s for sure,” Clarke said. “The most special feeling in any team sport is winning, but especially in cricket, along with that comes individual performance.”

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