Clarke disappointed at `rusty comeback` to cricket during Sheffield Shield game
Sydney: Rested Australian captain Michael Clarke has described as `rusty` his comeback to cricket for domestic side New South Wales (NSW) against Tasmania in the first round of the Sheffield Shield tournament, although it signified a temporary end to his back problems.
The skipper, who has not played a match since returning from England six weeks ago and was forced to miss Australia`s limited-overs tour of India because of his chronic back pain, made a solid, measured innings of 88 off 190 balls in the first Shield match of the season.
According to News.com.au, although Clarke felt no discomfort during his innings, he was disappointed by the way he got out, saying that he was a `little bit rusty` and lamented that he had played a poor shot for which he got out.
Clarke further said that his legs might be feeling a bit sore in the next match, although he credited the bowling, which got him out.
Clarke mistimed a late cut shot and was caught behind by Tim Paine off the bowling of Sam Rainbird, the report added.