Here are the three moments of Michael Clarke that I will treasure in ascending order.
First was that magnificent innings of 329. Apart from the score, he never looked like getting out. But there was more. He never looked like he would stop batting.
Third and most treasured was the first time I ever saw Clarke captain a side. It was at Perth and he was suddenly placed in charge of the Australia T20 side. I had the sound turned off (it’s the best way to watch cricket). I have no idea what he said to his players so I relied on the body language. But everyone he spoke to stood a little taller and played a little better.
And that’s what cricket and leadership is all about.