Michael Clarke, also known as ‘Pup’, ‘Nemo’, or ‘Clarkey’, is an Australian cricketer with a net worth of $22 million. He was born on April 2, 1981, in Liverpool, making him 42 years old as of now. Standing at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters), Clarke is a right-handed middle-order batsman, proficient fielder, and occasionally plays as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler.
Clarke began his cricket career at a young age, debuting for New South Wales at 18. His impressive performance earned him a scholarship from the Australian Cricket Academy, and he went on to lead Australia’s under-19 team. With two centuries for New South Wales, he caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, particularly after achieving the second-highest average on Australia’s “A” South Africa tour.
He made his ODI debut in the ICC Cricket World Cup, helping secure a victory for Australia against England. Clarke’s consistent performance in ODIs led to his Test debut against India in Bangalore in 2004, where he scored 151, contributing to Australia’s triumph. His outstanding performance in 2004 earned him the prestigious Allan Border Medal the following year.
Clarke’s career continued to soar, particularly during Australia’s World Cup in 2007. In 2011, he was appointed as the full-time captain of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team. Notably, in November 2012, he achieved a milestone by scoring a double century at the Adelaide Oval, becoming the only Test batsman to accomplish four double centuries in a calendar year.
Aside from his cricket achievements, Clarke is also known for his marriage to the Australian model and presenter Kyly Boldy.