Michael Clarke made his debut against India in 2004. He announced himself to the world right since the first knock he played. Not only did he display his ability to play quality spin on a turning track but gave the world a glimpse that he can deal with pressure situations. He walked out to bat with Australia precariously placed at 149 for four at Bangalore. Another wicket there would have probably witnessed Australia’s innings fold up for a lot lesser. But, Clarke avoided any such calamity. ALSO READ: Michael Clarke receives guard of honour by England players

He worked his way to a brilliant score of 151 which spoke depths about his character on debut. He dealt with the spinners in fine fashion and had impressive footwork. The fast bowlers were barely a problem for him. His effort took Australia 474 and the game was effectively set up by Clarke for Australia to win and they did. Clarke was named man of the match. After that knock Clarke has added another 27 hundreds in his illustrious career. ALSO READ: Michael Clarke’s guard of honour by England receives praise from David Warner

At present Clarke is playing in his final Test after undergoing a rough patch of form which had become seemingly incorrigible. The final nail in the coffin was Australia’s dismal showing in the Ashes 2015 in England which saw them concede the urn within the fourth Test. Poll: Will Michael Clarke score a century in his final Test?