Michael Clarke is out of the team due to injury © Getty Images
Michael Clarke is out of the team due to injury © Getty Images

Melbourne: Dec 26, 2014

His cricketing future may be under cloud of doubt after his latest hamstring injury but a dapper Michael Clarke was impressive in his ‘debut’ as a media pundit for the ‘Channel 9’ network during the third cricket Test that got underway.

According to Sydney Morning Herald,”Based on his Boxing Day debut, Clarke’s future could well be in the commentary box. He was candid and colourful, offering a unique insight into teammates and the opposition. There was the odd piece of cheerleading, but Clarke was more opinionated analyst than promotional tool.”

“That’s the length we’ve been talking about all day,” Clarke said on air, as India‘s quicks Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav started to swing momentum their way during the second session.

“The benefit of the doubt has probably gone against him there … it’s a tough call,” he noted when Shane Watson was judged leg before.

Clarke also tackled more serious matters  waxing lyrical about India’s field placements as they tried to pick apart Chris Rogers’ game.

Clarke also lamented the simplicity of cricket statistics.

“I don’t think they give you an exact example of who you’re playing against, the conditions … the situation of the game,” he said. “There’s a lot more that goes into it  especially with senior players. Look at Shane Watson, Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin. They give so much more than the statistics.