I should have retired after Hughes died says clarke

Vastavam web: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke says he should have retired a year earlier than he did, admitting he struggled badly after the death of his friend and teammate Phillip Hughes.Clarke quit in 2015 after his 115th and final Test of the Ashes series against England and said he didn’t allow himself to grieve at the time.”I shouldn’t have played another game. My career should have stopped then. It was too hard for me,” Clarke told The Weekly Review on Thursday.
“It took me a lot longer to grieve his loss than it should have, or that I would have liked.Clarke, who was a pallbearer at Hughes’ funeral and delivered an emotional eulogy to his “little brother”, said that after he died, he felt fear for the first time while playing cricket.Clarke toured the West Indies in June 2015, which he said was a mistake.”Going to the West Indies was probably the worst tour of my life in regards to how emotional I was,” he said.”I had six weeks in the West Indies … whatever we had on as a team during the day I would go back to my room every night and just cry myself to sleep.” He said there were days when the pain of missing Hughes was still raw.