“Didn’t I always tell you if I stayed in place and never spoke up, good things were bound to happen?” said General Casey in Mars Attacks before he meets the martian ambassadors. Michael Clarke’s career has seemingly been much of the same. I know he likes cars, women and tattoos, but other than that I have never really detected an ounce of personality or anything he really believes in. He may be a pod. His batting is now professionally carried out, after earlier histrionics and making runs when Australia were on top. Likes quick return flights between Australia and New Zealand. He bats in a constant 3rd gear, and seems to have removed fourth and fifth as an option. His left arm spin is luckier than Lyle Lovett at times. In many ways Clarke is the Celine Dion of modern cricket.
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