Until 2015 he held ‘the highest office in the land’ – Australian cricket captain – and was widely hailed as the sharpest mind in the game.
In a storied career from 2004 – 2015, Clarke played 115 Tests and scored 81 centuries for Australia and NSW with a top score of 329 not out. In that decade Michael Clarke was front page and back page news – his life, cricket career, lovers, friendships and endorsements were splashed across newspapers, magazines and TV networks.
Certainly, where it mattered Clarke was a hero – leading from the front and batting his side out of trouble to lead them from fifth in the world rankings to number one. But in the echo chamber of social media, the truth about Clarke got warped and then lost.
Michael Clarke’s Autobiography is the real Michael Clarke standing up and speaking out for the first time. Bucking convention to go hard at the big issues, Clarke speaks fearlessly and poignantly about all the scandals, rumours and explosive moments and reveals the amazing truths, private pain and personal triumphs no one knows.