Clarke pays tribute to deceased team-mate Phillip Hughes, saying no-one epitomized the spirit of the Baggy Green more than the 25-year-old batsman.
The world lost one of its great blokes this week and we are all poorer for it. Our promise to Hughes’s family is that we will do everything we can to honour his memory. Last night I asked Cricket Australia if Hughes’s Australian one-day international shirt number, 64, could be retired, to which they agreed. That means so much. His legacy of trying to improve each and every day will drive us for the rest of our lives. We’d like to thank everyone, both here and overseas, for the touching tributes to Hughesy in recent days. Our dressing room will never be the same. We loved him, and always will. Rest in peace, Brussy.