Warne: Clarke compares with Border

Australia

Legendary spinner Shane Warne has compared outgoing Aussie Test captain Michael Clarke to one of Australia's greatest ever  players, Alan Border.

Clarke retired from international cricket after leading Australia to victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England at the Oval on Sunday.

The 34 year-old Clarke bowed out from the longest format of the game having played 115 Tests, scoring 8643 runs at an average of 49.10, including 28 centuries.

In a video tribute to Clarke, Warne said: "Allan Border was the most meticulous in preparation and I think Michael Clarke rivals Allan Border for his preparation in leading up to a game.

"Clarke will be remembered as a fleet-footed batsman that was a fantastic player of spinners, was great to watch, was easy on the eye, was a flamboyant player.

"The way he got his runs was pretty great to watch, and the way he did it was with a bit of flair and imagination."

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