The last time when former Australian captain, Michael Clarke visited India during Australia's 2013 Tour of India, it didn't turn out be as pleasant as his side was thrashed 4-0 by the hosts. But a lot has changed since then. Michael Clarke no longer plays for Australia and after four years of that infamous drubbing, he finds himself again in the arms of some Indian Hospitality, albeit in a different role.
He is now a part of the panel, consisting of commentators and game experts, which is covering the ongoing edition of Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
While the two sides are busy preparing for the upcoming encounter, Clarke was found having fun on the streets of Bengaluru. According to an Instagram video, which Clarke shared through his account, he was seen learning the art of driving an Auto-Rickshaw on the crowded streets of Bengaluru.
The video first shows an Auto-driver instructing Clarke about the controls of a Yellow and Green 'tuk-tuk' and in the later part, Clarke is seen donning the role of an expert 'tuk-tuk' driver, whizzing past the traffic on the busy street. Here is the video of the expert Auto-Rickshaw driver from Australia.
A post shared by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:10am PST
Clarke has sweet memories of Bengaluru where he hit a brilliant century on debut here against India back in 2004 powering his side to a 217 run victory. When Clarke started his journey, he was a part of an Australian Team studded with a galaxy of stars. Due to his great batting ability and leadership qualities, he was promoted, first to the post of Vice-Captain and later to the post of Captain of the Australian Team. Clarke played a crucial role in building an Australian Team that was suffering from the retirement of some of the greatest players the game has ever seen.
Following the Ashes defeat that the touring Australian Team suffered in 2015, Clarke retired from the international cricket. Since then, he is enjoying his new association with the game in the role of a commentator.