Born on April 02, 1981 at Liverpool, New South Wales
Right Handed Batsman and Left-arm orthodox bowler
First International against England on Jan 19, 2003
Nickname is Pup.
Michael Clarke made his debut for New South Wales as an eighteen-year-old in the 1999–2000 Sheffield Shield. Clarke made his One Day International debut in January 2003 against England at Adelaide. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1999–2000.Clarke was chosen to make his Test debut against India at Bangalore, October 2004, despite having a first-class average below 40. He succeeded on debut, scoring 151 and consequently helping Australia to victory.
Personal and Love Life
|Clarke with his ex Lara Bingle|
During the Australian Cricket tour of New Zealand in March 2010, Clarke left the tour to return to Sydney for "personal reasons". In a late night press conference on 12 March 2010, Clarke's management confirmed he and then-fiancée, model Lara Bingle, had decided to terminate their engagement. Speaking to GQ Australia in November 2010, Clarke said of his decision to leave the tour of New Zealand, "My decision that I made there, was what I thought was right. I respect playing for my country that much that I thought, if I’m going to let anybody down, I shouldn’t be here — there’s somebody else who could be doing a better job than me. Going home was the right decision at the time for me. I don’t regret that decision."
|Clarke with his wife Kyly|
Clarke married model and presenter Kyly Boldy on 15 May 2012.His batting average since marrying stunning model Kyly Boldy in May is an equally stunning 263.5.According to the Daily Telegraph, Michael Clarke’s winning streak has less to do with his talent and everything to do with his decision to kick Lara to the kerb and put a ring on new wife Kyly Boldy instead. A wife who would make the relationship “all about him”.
|Pup in Gillette ads|
Clarke earns a $300,000 captain's bonus with match fees $14,000 a Test, $5600 a one-day match,$2 million central contract.He is the seventh richest cricketer.
Total Earnings: $4.9 million
Cricket Pay: $2.7 million
Endorsements: $2.2 million
National Team: Australia
IPL Team: Pune Warriors India ($400,000)
Major Sponsors: Spartan Sports, Gillette, Bonds.
- Michael Clarke was named Wisden's leading cricketer of 2012.
- Michael Clarke has joined his predecessor Ricky Ponting as the only four-time winner of the Allan Border Medal.
- Clarke also won the test cricketer of the year award for the second consecutive time.
- Michael Clarke was selected as the captain of the World XI Test team in 2012.