Michael Clarke- Former Cricketer (In a Nutshell)
- Michael Clarke was born in Australia on April 2nd, 1981.
- He was a Right-handed batsman and a Slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
- Remarkably, Clarke featured in 115 Test Matches, 245 One Day Internationals and 34 T20 Internationals, he retired from all forms of International cricket in 2015.
- “Respecting every individual is very important. It starts with respecting elders regardless of profession.”- Michael Clarke
- “You need to do what’s comfortable to you… if it doesn’t suit your personality then I wouldn’t try to be someone I’m not.”- Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke- Former Cricketer (Nitty Gritty)
- “My dream was to play cricket for Australia. I knew nothing about celebrity until I got stuck with being one.”- Michael Clarke
- As captain of Australia in Test Matches, he captained 47 matches, of those Australia won 24, had seven draws and 16 losses. In One Day Internationals, Australia won 50 and lost 21 of the 74 matches that he captained. Australia won 12 of the 18 T20 Internationals that he captained.
- “I never dreamt of captaining Australia. I couldn’t care less if I captained Australia or not.”- Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke- Former Cricketer (What set him apart)
- “If one of our players is getting a hard time, we’re going to stick up for him.”- Michael Clarke
- “Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness.”- Michael Clarke
- “Professional sportspersons are role models, recognized and they have a responsibility. Having said that, everyone makes mistakes and one needs to move on and learn from them.”- Michael Clarke
- “Sangakkara was a force and an absolute gentleman of the game.”- Michael Clarke
- “I think integrity is underrated.”- Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke- Former Cricketer (Final Thoughts)
- “The things that that made me were the highs and the lows – that’s made me the cricketer I was when I retired. And the lows do a lot to give you a real kick up the backside in making sure you never take things for granted.”- Michael Clarke
- “When I look back, I don’t know how to put into words how much I owe the game of cricket – it changed my life, made my life and helped mould me into the man I am today.”- Michael Clarke