Michael Clarke’s different strokes: Turns autowallah in Bangalore’s streets

Michael Clarke perfects a new drive, masters the auto-rickshaw in Bangalore lanes. The former Australian skipper is commentating on the India vs Australia Test series.

cricket Updated: Mar 03, 2017 07:17 IST
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Michael Clarke learning how to drive an autorickshaw on the streets of Bangalore(Instagram)

While the Australian team is gearing up to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match Test series in Bangalore, former captain Michael Clarke is having a gala time as residents found him driving an auto-rickshaw in the lanes of the city.

Mastered the art of driving the tuk tuk 😜Nice to be back in Bengaluru where it all started 🏏

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Clarke is in India as part of the commentary team that’s associated with the series. He shared the 21-second video on his Facebook page and Instagram captioning it as: “Mastered the art of driving the tuk tuk... Nice to be back in Bengaluru where it all started”.

It was in 2004 when Clarke debuted in Bangalore and scored a match-winning 151 to help his side take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. It’s a similar situation this time around with the visitors taking the lead, having thrashed India by 333 runs in the first Test in Pune.

Michael Clarke retired from international cricket after his side lost The Ashes to England in 2015.

Coincidentally, it was also a series marred with pitch controversies with no match reaching the fifth day while two barely making it to the third.

The second India vs Australia Test starts at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.

First Published: Mar 02, 2017 16:51 IST