Clarke apology refusing walk

Michael Clarke has apologised via Twitter for refusing to walk after Kevin Pietersen believed the wicket of the Australia vice-captain. Pietersen, who smashes a career-best 227 early on day four to help England to a mammoth 620 for five declared, made sure the visitors will begin the final day in command after dismissing Clarke for 80 with the final ball of the day.

Although Clarke stood his ground after getting an inside edge which looped to Alastair Cook at short leg, he was quickly on his way after England reviewed it.And Clarke has been fast to say sorry for not walking after TV replays showed clearly he had hit the ball.He used his Twitter account to say: “Just want to apologise for not walking off the ground tonight when I hit the ball. I was just so upset, my emotions got best of me.”

An elated Pietersen couldn’t quit talking about his bowling abilities after he picked up the crucial wicket of Clarke in Adelaide, according to Graeme Swann.

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