Michael John Clarke is a former international cricketer and also was a captain of Australia. Michael Clarke was born on 2 April 1981 Michael Clarke and now he is a retired Australian cricketer. Clarke is often called by his nickname- “Pup”, an infrequent left-arm orthodox spin bowler; he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, and even a slip catcher. He represented New South Wales at a national level.
He started his first class debut for New South Wales when he was of age 17 in the 1999–2000 Sheffield Shield. He started playing in his One Day International debut in year 2003 against England at Adelaide and his Test debut started for Australia against India in year 2004.
He is also regarded as an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in period of 1999–2000. He made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Pune Warriors India in year 2012. In year 2013 Clarke got more fame as he was entitled captain of the Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty 20 Big Bash League.
He had helped his Australian cricket team as he led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup victory, when the team beaten New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015. When he remained as a captain, his team whitewashed arch-rivals England 5-0 in the 2013–14 Ashes series down-under and also received the No. 1 Test ranking from South Africa after period of around 5 years, when the team beaten South Africa 2-1 in a 3 match Test series.
After his international retirement, his ODI shirt number of rank 23 was accepted on to him by Shane Warne. In year 2015, Clarke declared that he would retire from all customs of cricket after the final test of the Ashes Series being conducted succeeding a tough series in matters of both his and his team performance.
Clarke got married to model who is also a media personality Kyly Boldy in year 2012 and the couple have a daughter named Kelsey.
A very little information is out regarding his education, but it is suggested hat he gained education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Michael Clarke Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Michael Clarke is around $16.5 million US dollars in year 2017. Current year, he received a rise of $6 million by his club which made him to be included in the list of top 10 maximum grossing athletes in Australia’s account.
Michael Clarke owns a luxurious mansion in Sydney of worth approximately $4 million and he possesses an extensive collection of boats and cars. Clarke along with his wife Kyly placed their house up for sale and even photographs of the Australia star’s 230-acre land have been out in public. He is also holder of $6 million and regarded as $6 million man, pushing him into the upper echelon of Australia’s big money sportsperson.
David Warner and Michael Clarke was presented $50 million contracts as share of a plan shaded by an Indian conglomerate. It has been done to take on the cricket formation in a plot that has been related to Kerry Packer’s creation of World Series Cricket around 40 years ago.
Though being a retired cricketer, he is looking to ply their trade in the diverse national T20 leagues over the globe. Clarke is even pleased to go the subsequent level post retirement from the world of competitive cricket. Recently, Clarke said on Cricket Australia’s website that he was interested for the PM’s XI. In this matter, he stated that the squad has an actually good combination of experienced players and few thrilling young talent.” Also recent news are out that this cricketer who retired from international cricket after the 2015 Ashes in England, will be going to guide a side led by captain named Adam Voges.
Michael Clarke a former Australian cricketer has certainly left his footprints in the cricketing ground. He is now a retired cricketer who has till date served the Australian team in every way to lead and gain success in different matches he played.