Michael John Clarke
(Australia Cricketer)

The world Cup winning skipper Michale John Clarke has been one of the most consistent batsman for Autralia for a long time. Under his captaincy, Australia lift the World Cup for a record 5th time. He has been an active contributor for Australian Cricket eversince he started his career in the year 2004 vs India. His record as a captain has alos been great as he has won 51% of Test matches for Australia, he captained 74 ODI matches as well and registered 50 win at a fine percentage of 67.57, in the T20’s as well he captained Australia for 18 matches out of which his side won 12 matches while 4 matches were lost.


Michael Clarke
Nickname:Clarkey, Pup, Eminem, Top Dog, Eminem
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:Michael Clarke: My Story
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):175 cm
Weight (approx.):68 Kg
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Light Brown
Tattoos:On both arms

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Personal Life
Date of Birth:2nd April 1981
Age (as on 2018):36 years
Birth Place:Liverpool, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Aries
Nationality:Australian
School:Westfields Sports High School
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
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Family
Father:Les Clarke
Mother:Debbie Clarke
Sister:Leanne Clarke
Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann
Religion:Christian
Address:New South Wales
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:6th October 2004 vs India
ODI:19th Jan 2003 vs England
Jersey Number:#63 (New South Wales), #23(International, IPL, County)
Domestic/State Team:New South Wales cricket team, Hampshire, Pune Warriors India, Sydney Thunder
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:England
Favourite Shot:Straight drive
Records
  • First test batsman to score 4 double hundreds, he achieved this feat in the year 2012.
  • He won the Sir Garfield Sobers cricketer of the Year trophy in the year 2013 and also won the Test cricketer of the year in 2013.
Preferences
Hobbies:Beach, Watching footy
Favourite Batsmen:NA
Favourite Bowlers:NA
Favourite Cricket Ground:NA
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:Mum’s Rissoles
Favourite Actors:Denzel Washington
Favourite Films:Remember the Titans
Favourite Car:Aston Martin
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Jon Bon Jovi
Favourite Destinations:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Lara Bingle
Wife/Spouse:Kyly Clarke
Marriage Date:15th May 2012
Children:One Daughter

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Earnings
Net Worth:$16 Million
Controversies
  • In the fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the Oval in 2013, light played a defiant role and then the skipper Clarke was involved in a heated argument with umpire Aleem Dar where he was seen telling the umpire to not touch him.
  • He had an ugly spat with his teammate Simon Katich as well after a victory over South Africa in the third Test at Sydney. The Australian team was supposed to do a victory song on the field for which Clarke was asked to stay as he was leaving the field in hurry. Simon Katich grabbed him from behind for which Clarke became impatient.
  • He had a tiff with South African speedster Dale Steyn during the Capetown Test in 2014. The incident was so rough theat Clarke later on admitted that he crossed the line and said something personal which was not needed at all.
Lesser Known Facts

 

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  • Smoking: No
  • Drinking alcohol: Yes
  • He came back from the middle of the New Zealand tour in March 2010 when his engagement with then-fiancee supermodel Lara Bingle was called-off by Lara Bingle as their relationship was going through tough times.
  • He has a bullet arm as he throws the ball very fast and accurate.
  • His interest to play Test cricket is more than playing limited over matches.
  • Late Philip Hughes who was an Australian cricketer was one of his closest friends. At his funeral Clarke who was then captain of Australian team cried and gave away a very emotional speech.