<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Michael Clarke eager to "make the most of the good days"" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121123130706.jpg" title="Michael Clarke eager to "make the most of the good days"" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Australian batsman Michael Clarke on Thursday became the first player to grab four double tons in a calendar year Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Adelaide: Nov 23, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Australian captain <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a>, who has been in a great batting form, has said that he would like to continue the golden run for a prolonged time in international cricket.<br /> <br /> The Australian batsman scored unbeaten 224 runs to set up a huge score of 482 runs for the loss of five wickets on the first day of the ongoing second Test match against <a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank">South Africa</a>.<br /> <br /> He said, "Look, it's really nice to be making runs and I guess the downside to this great game is when you're not, you find it really hard to find your next run.<br /> <br /> "And that's happened a lot for me, I guess, through my career and I got dropped. And I remember when I came back from getting dropped that I said I wanted to make the most of the good days.<br /> <br /> "And that's all I really feel I'm doing. I feel like when I'm getting in, I'm trying to cash in because I know there will be some tough days around the corner again."<br /> <br /> Former Australian captain <a href="/tags/Steve-Waugh/post" target="_blank">Steve Waugh</a> praised the batsman, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Steve-Waugh-compares-Michael-Clarke-to-Don-Bradman/20020" target="_blank">comparing him</a> with <a href="/tags/Sir-Don-Bradman/post" target="_blank">Sir Don Bradman</a>. Clarke, who became the first player to grab four double-tons in a calendar year, feels the secret of his fantastic run has been playing positive cricket irrespective of the match situation.<br /> <br /> He was quoted by ICC s official website as saying, "When you look at the innings I've made big scores, it's the counter-attack, it's the being positive, it s playing my natural game and there's risk there.<br /> <br /> "I remember playing England through the Australian summer a couple of years ago and I couldn't make a run."