Brendon McCullum congratulates Michael Clarke after his innings, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015 © Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    No looking back: Michael Clarke packs his gear for the last time in ODIs © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Michael Clarke and his wife Kyly pose with the World Cup trophy © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Australia's players give Michael Clarke a guard of honour © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Darren Lehmann applauds as Michael Clarke walks back © Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Michael Clarke walks back after playing his last ODI innings © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Michael Clarke acknowledges the crowd's cheers © Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Aaron Finch and David Warner hoist Michael Clarke on their shoulders © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Michael Clarke got to 50 off 56 balls in his last ODI innings © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Michael Clarke plays a drive during his brisk half-century © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum wish each other the best before the big final © International Cricket Council

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Michael Clarke at the MCG on the eve of the World Cup final © Getty Images

  • Mar 28, 2015

    The captains, the trophy and the arena - Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum pose for pictures © International Cricket Council

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Michael Clarke shares his thoughts with Brendon McCullum © AFP

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum pose with the World Cup trophy © International Cricket Council

  • Mar 26, 2015

    Michael Clarke embraces James Faulkner © Associated Press

  • Mar 26, 2015

    Michael Clarke consoles Brad Haddin after he dropped Shikhar Dhawan on 5 © Getty Images

  • Mar 26, 2015

    A disappointed Michael Clarke walks off after picking out midwicket © Getty Images

  • Mar 26, 2015

    Thumbs up: Michael Clarke was pleased after winning the toss © AFP