Michael Clarke Success Story
Michael Clarke a name that the entire of Australia cheers for. He had proved his mettle when playing against the world class teams like India and South Africa in the recent past. People and the cricket authorities back in the country are more than happy with the way he manages his team as a captain, providing shoulder and support to every player who is struggling with the form.
Clarke’s potential after bestowed captaincy can be termed as positive and spectacular. He for sure has replaced the Punter and is now on his way to break some jinx and help his team stand tall at the number one position in the Test as well as in One Day Internationals (ODI).
Early Career & Career
Clarke made his ODI debut in 2003 against England and today stands tall as the captain of the team known for their pertinent rivalry against the English cricket team.With 8 centuries and 57 half-centuries in his ODI career, he can be listed among the successful ODI players from the country of Australia, he is making a lot of effort to make his team win the contemporary world.
He presented his sad side to the world when his fondly referred to brother Phill Hughes died because of a ball hit. On 6th October, 2004, Clarke made his Test Debut against the quirky Indian Team. His amazing score of 151 set the momentum and Australia seized the match. Indian team was ashamed to lose to a player who had an average below 40 in ‘A’ class cricket but that was the just beginning. Today this consistent player takes his team to places, winning matches.
Experts from the game often compare Clarke with the mighty Mark Waugh and Doug Walters. The last quarter of 2009 Michael Clarke named as the captain of the number one team in the world. He has been successful in retaining the position of the team in ODIs. His performance as a captain is compared to the likes of Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh. Clarke is counted upon to be the future of Australian cricket. He has helped his team with insight and with bat in a lot of matches
There have been 13 ODIs when he has bagged the Man of the Match momentum for himself; he has done the same for one time in the T20s and about 7 times in the Test cricket. The growing number of felicitations are the citation for this amazing cricketing talent.
Clarke has been awarded with the prestigious Allan Border Medal—accounted as the most honorary sports award in Australia. He used to play for the Pune Warriors franchise in the Indian Premier League. Michael Clarke is a perfect example of a well-balanced captain who steers his ship through the odds. The future of cricketing generations have a plenty to learn and seek from his life’s story.
Sir Garfield Sobers, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year
ICC Player of the Year