India vs Australia: Michael Clarke was seen trying his hands at auto riding on the streets of Bangalore and apparently, mastered the act as well.
As the Indian and Australian cricket team prepare themselves for the 2nd Test match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, former Aussie captain Michael Clarke who is part of the commentary team took out some time from his busy schedule and was busy in another adventure out of the field. He was seen trying his hands at auto riding on the streets of Bangalore and apparently, mastered the act as well. Clarke shared his adventure through a video that he posted on Facebook saying, “Mastered the art of driving the tuk tuk ????Nice to be back in Bengaluru where it all started ????.”
Even though Clarke referred to the auto-rickshaw as ‘tuk tuk’, his game was quite opposite to tuk-tuk (defensive batting in Hindi). Interestingly, Clarke made his Test debut against India in 2004 at Bengaluru and smashed his way to his maiden century. The former Australian skipper scored 151 runs from 248 balls in his first ever Test innings while his teammate Adam Gilchrist went on to score 104 runs from just 109 balls.
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That innings came against a top-quality bowling attack containing the likes of Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble as the visitors went on to win that match by 217 runs and lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy by winning the series 2-1. That was the last time that Australia won a series in India but find themselves in a very good space after winning the first Test by 333 runs in the ongoing Test series.
In an impressive career spanning over a decade, Clarke scored 8643 runs in 115 Test matches at an average of 49.10. He was eqaully good in the ODIs and amassed 7981 runs in 245 matches at an average of 44.58 with 8 hundreds. In 2015, the Australian time also won the ICC ODI World Cup under his captaincy. A number of injuries affected his performance towards the later half of his career and forced Clarke to retire from international cricket.