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Michael Clarke bares all in the new 60 Minutes trailer

Nothing is off limits as the cricket star speaks about his dramatic past, good mate Phillip Hughes' death and being a father.

By Abbi Malbon
If the newly-released trailer is anything to go by, Michael Clarke’s upcoming 60 Minutes interview is set to be seriously emotional.
During the preview, the former Australian captain broke down when talking about the tragic death of cricketer and close friend Phillip Hughes.
Phillip died in November 2014, two days after he was struck in the neck by the ball during a match between South Australia and New South Wales.
“I guess I probably tried to tell myself that there’s a chance he’d be ok," a teary Michael said, as his wife Kyly comforts him. “But I think I knew there wasn’t."
Michael and Phillip were extremely close, and the 35 year-old acted as one of the pallbearers at the 25 year-old's funeral.

During an emotional eulogy on the day, Michael said at the time: “I don’t know about you but I keep looking for him. I know it’s crazy, but I expect any minute to take a call from him or see his face pop around the corner to call me into the next room for a story and a laugh."
“Rest in peace my little brother. I’ll see you out in the middle.”
An inquest is currently taking place into Phil Hughes’ death. On Monday, counsel assisting the coroner Kristina Stern outlined a medical testimony that found that his death was “inevitable” from the moment the cricket ball struck him on the neck.
Michael and Phillip were extremely close before his death in November 2014.
Also in the preview for the 60 Minutes chat, Michael, who is now the proud father to daughter Kelsey Lee, said that he would not apologise for his "younger self."
When reporter Allison Langdon asked if he felt the need to "defend or apologise", he replied: “I have apologised enough!"
“I haven’t done anything wrong. I just did it my way.”
In 2010, Michael famously pulled out of the Australian tour of New Zealand citing “personal reasons."
Just a few days later, it was announced that he and then-fiancé Lara Worthington (then Bingle), had decided to end their engagement.
Michael was engaged to Lara before ending the relationship in 2010.
At the time, it was reported Michael struggled to move on after a naked photo of Lara - taken by her former lover Brendan Fevola - was leaked to the media.
Allison asked the father of one: “Did you throw a tantrum?”
She also appeared to leave the sportsman speechless when she questioned: “You called Shane Watson a cancer on the team? Did you say that?”
The full 60 Minutes interview will air on Channel Nine on Sunday, October 16 at 8.30pm.

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