Sydney: More than his glorious 329-run knock, it was Michael Clarke's declaration which impressed former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as it was a decision that put the team's interest ahead of personal landmarks.
"This was a rare opportunity for Clarke to carry on and break a world record set by one Brian Charles Lara. It was all set for him against a tired bowling and fielding unit that had been on the park for so long. But he did what a lot of captains trying to win cricket matches do.
"He put the perspective of the game and interests of his team far ahead of personal landmarks," Ganguly wrote in his column for 'The Age'.