Australia news April 1, 2013

Clarke waylaid by gastro

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia's captain Michael Clarke was taken by ambulance to Sutherland hospital in Sydney overnight after suffering a severe bout of gastroenteritis.

Having returned home early from the Test tour of India due to back and hamstring problems that have since ruled him out of the IPL, Clarke was waylaid by the stomach trouble on Sunday night and treated overnight before returning to his home on Monday.

"Cricket Australia today advised that Michael Clarke was hospitalised overnight with gastroenteritis," a CA statement said. "Clarke has since been discharged from hospital and CA confirms that he is recovering at home."

Clarke is working to return to fitness in time for the Champions Trophy tournament in England which serves as a precursor to this year's Ashes series.

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  • Dummy4 on April 2, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Clarkes still getting the runs

  • Patrick on April 2, 2013, 1:34 GMT

    Does this really qualify as news? It's not like he's missing any cricket. Jesse Ryder gets bashed and in a comas --> that's serious. Michael Clarke has diarrhea . . . not so much

  • craig on April 2, 2013, 1:22 GMT

    i know he's been seriously in the runs for a while now but this really is taking it to extremes.

  • Tim on April 1, 2013, 23:54 GMT

    What an unfortunate picture next to that headline. The only thing sensible to add is, Michael Clarke, would you like something to read?

  • Ronald on April 1, 2013, 19:50 GMT

    I don't think it has anything to do with Indian food. Its more likely to be caused by the utter rubbish served up to him by the Australian selectors.

  • j on April 1, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    England will be hoping he recovers in time for the Ashes.

  • Ramakrishnan on April 1, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    Sam Sabeesh: its not indian food my dear fellow...its the total rout in india that has churned the aussie tummy...anyway get well soon skipper...

  • Satish on April 1, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    Wow get well soon he is the last OZ legend left in the batting order!

  • Dummy4 on April 1, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    Indian food can do that to you sometimes .. trust me I know .. !!

  • Robert on April 1, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    @Mitty2 and real_gone_gadd. Actually looking at the headline and then Clarke's stance in the much used photo I thought it was a April Fools joke! Mitty2 you'd have about $10!

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